Madagascar: Prisoners Sentenced to Malnutrition
Chronic malnutrition affects as much as two-thirds of inmates in some prisons and is the most common cause of deaths amid overcrowding and poor funding.
File photo: The country's economy plummeted in the aftermath of the 2009 coup and its prison system is rapidly deteriorating.
International Committee of the Red Cross, 7 February 2012
A campaign against the plague - the first of its kind - was launched on 2 February in two Malagasy detention centres with support from the International Committee of the Red Cross ... read more »
Committee to Protect Journalists, 19 May 2009
In Madagascar, dozens of journalists took to the streets of the capital, Antananarivo, to protest the imprisonment of radio presenter Evariste Ramanatsoavina, held since May 4. ... read more »