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Illegal Migrants Stuck in Malawi Prisons After Serving Sentences

More than 300 illegal migrants, mostly Ethiopians, are detained in Malawi prisons after finishing their sentences. Government officials say the prolonged stay provides a place to live while readying for deportation. But rights groups say keeping people in prison after their term is finished is illegal. Malawi immigration authorities say these migrants were convicted of illegal entry into Malawi. They came through Tanzania on their way to South Africa. “We have 358 [migrants in various...

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