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May 27, 2020
26 апреля у осуждённой, отбывающей наказание в женской колонии ЛA-155/4 в селе Жаугашты Алматинской области был обнаружен коронавирус. Ранее сообщалось, что двое подозреваемых в СИЗО заболели COVID-19.
May 26, 2020
About a month ago on April 22, two nurses working in the country’s largest prison at Sundhara tested positive for COVID -19 under the rapid diagnostic test. The test result sent a wave of panic among the 25,087 jailbirds, including 773 juveniles and additional 773 infants living with their parents inside a total of 72 prisons and eight juvenile correction homes across the country.
May 26, 2020
Afghan authorities freed hundreds of Taliban prisoners on Tuesday as they tried to persuade the militants to extend a three-day ceasefire marking the holy Eid festival.
May 23, 2020
Despite jail authorities speaking of taking adequate measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the total number of virus-infected inmates at Karachi Central Jail has soared past 300, sources at the prison total The Express Tribune on Saturday.
May 21, 2020
In late March, Kaski District Police in Nepal arrested Pastor Keshav Acharya, age 32, for praying against the COVID-19 virus in a video that was widely circulated on social media. Police officials used the video as evidence to claim the pastor had spread false information about the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 19, 2020
More than 200 prisoners have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus at Karachi Central Jail, the Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) said in a statement released Tuesday, bumping up the total number of infected inmates across the country to 353.
May 18, 2020
Over 140 prisoners have tested positive for coronavirus to date in Pakistan, according to the Justice Project Pakistan (JPP).
May 16, 2020
From among 600 suspected prisoners of Pul-e-Charkhi prison and Kabul detention center, 50 prisoners and prison workers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a team of doctors responsible for the medical treatment of prisoners at the Pul-e-Charkhi jail said on Saturday.
May 16, 2020
COVID-19: Inmates, guards at Himmafushi prison being tested
May 10, 2020
The Federal Ombudsman has told the Supreme Court that so far 47 inmates in different jails of Punjab have been tested positive for contagious coronavirus disease.
May 7, 2020
Pakistani authorities must ensure greater transparency about the number of COVID-19 cases in the country’s prisons, and the volume of testing being done in prisons nationwide, Amnesty International said today.
May 6, 2020
In a video recently sent to journalists from an Afghan prison, an inmate leans against a blue wall, struggling to breathe. “What’s wrong with him?” one man asks. “Corona,” another says.
April 30, 2020
So far, there have been no cases registered in any correctional facilities. The penitentiary system implements a set of measures to avoid any outbreaks of COVID-19 in prisons. First of all, it means that all prisons are closed for visitors, including AFEW Kyrgyzstan staff members. Since 20 March 2020, our peer consultants have not been visiting any institutions.
April 27, 2020
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree to release over 12,000 inmates and to reform various prisons as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, officials said on Monday.
April 27, 2020
Kashmir Women’s Movement (KWM) and Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) organised a COVID-19 KASHMIR WOMEN’S CONFERENCE via video link in which included politicians, lawyers and human rights defenders, academics and jurists. Among others, who took part in the conference included
April 23, 2020
“As many as 288 people, including foreign nationals were lodged in temporary jails across the state, who were caught flouting the coronavirus lockdown rules, informed UP Prison Department. Uttar Pradesh administration has created 34 temporary jails across the state to keep those persons who violated lockdown rules”
April 22, 2020
The National Commission for Women Wednesday issued an advisory to all State Director General and Inspector General of Prisons, raising the issue of women’s wards in prisons and correctional homes in the country in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and has demanded that bail applications be taken up on a priority basis in order to decongest the prisons.
Violent protests by Jalpaiguri jail inmates demanding that they be released on bail due to coronavirus outbreak
April 18, 2020
A section of inmates at the Jalpaiguri correctional home home in West Bengal held a violent protest on Saturday, demanding that they be granted bail in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, officials said.
April 4, 2020
Nearly 2900 prisoners have been released from overcrowded prisons in Sri Lanka as the Indian ocean island nation has stepped up its efforts to contain the spreading of the new coronavirus. Sri Lanka has been under a countrywide curfew since March 20. Five people have died due to the virus and the total number of confirmed cases have risen to 166.
March 29, 2020
“More than 400 prisoners were released from Delhi’s “”Tihar Jail”” in a bid to decongest one of the biggest jails in South Asia amid the COVID-19 pandemic spread. So far as many as 25 deaths have been reported from across India, and around 979 people infected.”