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Pakistan: Prisoners Deprived of Adequate Health Care

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image People exit the main entrance of the Karachi Central Prison in Karachi, Pakistan, January 28, 2021. © 2021 AP Photo/Fareed Khan Pakistani authorities have systematically deprived prisoners of adequate health care, leaving thousands at risk of disease and death. Outdated and discriminatory bail laws lead to severe overcrowding, with most prisoners yet to be tried or convicted, leaving them vulnerable to communicable disease and unable to get care. Officials should allocate adequate health care resources, provide sanitary living conditions and adequate food, carry out…

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