Dozens of Inmates Escape From Prison in Mozambique


More than forty inmates escaped from Tete prison raising concerns about security systems around Mozambican prisons.

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  • Mozambique:   Six Prisoners Escape in Beira

    AIM, 29 August 2012

    Six prisoners, one convicted of murder and five accused of theft, have escaped from the main prison in the central Mozambican city of Beira. Read more »

  • Mozambique:   Seventy Inmates Escape From Cabo Delgado Prison

    AIM, 18 July 2012

    70 prisoners escaped on Tuesday in a mass break-out from Mieze prison, about 20 kilometres from Pemba, capital of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. Read more »

  • Mozambique:   Corrupt Police Were Complicit in Escapes

    AIM, 15 November 2011

    Police officers were complicit in the escape of six dangerous criminals from the cells of the Maputo City Police Command on 30 and 31 October, according to the report from the… Read more »

  • Mozambique:   Two Policemen Detained Over Escapes

    AIM, 3 November 2011

    Two policemen have been detained since Wednesday in connection with the escape of six men, all described as highly dangerous, from the cells in the Maputo City Police Command. Read more »

  • Mozambique:   Prisoner Seriously Injured in Escape Attempt

    AIM, 25 March 2011

    A prisoner was seriously injured on Friday morning during an attempt to escape from the district prison in Ancuabe, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. Read more »

  • Mozambique:   Mass Break-Out From Nampula Prison

    AIM, 12 October 2010

    A group of 17 prisoners escaped from the Nampula Industrial Penitentiary in northern Mozambique on Monday night, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Justice on… Read more »

  • Mozambique:   Escapes From Top Security Prison

    AIM, 26 March 2010

    Three men awaiting trial on charges of armed robbery escaped from the Maputo top security prison in the early hours of Tuesday morning, reports Friday's issue of the independent… Read more »

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