‘DR Congo prisoners dying from hunger’ | Sunday Observer

‘DR Congo prisoners dying from hunger’

6 September, 2020

BUNIA, Sept 5 (AFP) - Hundreds of detainees die each year in severely overcrowded and unsanitary prisons in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which prison officials and NGOs say is largely due to a lack of food and medicine.

At a prison in Bunia, the capital of northeastern Ituri province, two inmates died this week bringing the total number of casualties there to 17 since April, according to the prison’s director, Camille Nzonzi.