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Covid-19 Surge in Myanmar’s Prisons

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Relatives wait in front of Insein prison for the release of people detained since the February 1 military coup, June 30, 2021. © 2021 Santosh Krl / SOPA Images/Sipa via AP Images Myanmar’s Covid-19 crisis is spiraling out of control, as the coronavirus spreads among the most marginalized populations, including those in the country’s prisons. The escalation of politically motivated arrests since the February 1 military coup has corresponded with a surge in infections in the country’s overcrowded and unsanitary prisons, where access to health care is poor. Over 600…

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