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Friday, March 20, 2020
Expand Inmates stage a protest against new rules to cope with coronavirus emergency, including the suspension of relatives' visits, on the roof of the San Vittore prison in Milan, Italy. © AP Photo/Antonio Calanni With news that four prisoners in Italy tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, bolder steps to protect the health of detainees and guards and alleviate overcrowding in its penitentiary system are all the more urgent. On March 16, the government adopted a decree that, among other measures, will allow for early supervised release of prisoners with less… (Full Story)
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Expand Afghan security police officers stand guard in front of the Pul-e Charkhi prison's gate in Kabul, Afghanistan. (File photo: Friday, Dec. 17, 2004) © AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq- File A bitter dispute over a Taliban demand that the Afghan government release up to 5,000 prisoners before the start of intra-Afghan peace negotiations has exposed fundamental problems in the Afghan justice system. These flaws may amplify fears among Afghans that the peace process will not seek to end longstanding impunity. Since 2002, successive Afghan governments have ignored calls for accountability for serious… (Full Story)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Expand Victims of ethnic violence in Jonglei, state, South Sudan, wait in line at the World Food Program distribution center in Pibor to receive emergency food rations, January 12, 2012. © 2012 AP Photo/Michael Onyiego/File Inter-clan fighting killed 41 people and injured at least 60 others in South Sudan’s Lakes state this week, once again underscoring the challenge faced by the government of ending intercommunal violence.  Lakes is not the only flashpoint for intercommunal fighting. Since mid-February, violent clashes in Jonglei state and Greater Pibor Administrative Area between the Lou… (Full Story)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Expand Muslims wear protective masks while offering Friday prayers (Jummah) as a preventive measure against the spread of Coronavirus at National Mosque in Dhaka.  © Sultan Mahmud Mukut (Sipa via AP Images) Even as Bangladesh recorded its first death from COVID-19, tens of thousands of people gathered in Raipur in the south of the country to pray “healing verses” from the Quran to protect the country against the pandemic. While authorities discouraged mass gatherings, they haven’t offered much else to build confidence they are adequately responding to the crisis. The Institute of Epidemiology,… (Full Story)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Expand A volunteer provides hand sanitizer to passengers entering a bus as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia © AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene   Every time you place a call in Ethiopia, you get an educational message about coronavirus prevention – but that only helps if you can make a call.   Millions of Ethiopians living under a months-long government-imposed shutdown of internet and phone services in western Oromia are being left in the dark about the health risks.   Even before Ethiopia confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 13, people… (Full Story)
Friday, March 20, 2020
NewsIn a video released today as Beninese journalist Ignace Sossou completes his third month in detention, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its concern about his fate and its inability to understand why he is still in prison when the evidence of his innocence has long been publicly available. (Full Story)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Expand The single-story Life Care Center, a facility in Kirkland, Washington, March 18, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Last week, in response to the spread of the coronavirus, the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the regulator for over 15,000 nursing homes in the US, announced a “no visitors” policy for all facilities across the country. The blanket ban cuts off over 1.5 million older residents from family and friends, with limited exceptions for end-of-life visits. Having limits on visitors to nursing homes is reasonable, given that the virus has disproportionate… (Full Story)
Friday, March 20, 2020
NewsThe secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Christophe Deloire, is appalled by the criticism of the French media and their coronavirus coverage being voiced by the Chinese ambassador in France, Lu Shaye.In a series of recent media statements, Ambassador Lu has accused “a certain French p (Full Story)
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