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Panama Prison Hunger Strike

Updated: Sep 18, 2019




A GROUP of prisoners in the La Nueva Joya Penitentiary Centre are on hunger strike says The Ministry of Government, through the Directorate General of the Penitentiary System (DGSP).

They are complaining about new security controls in the institution that prevents them receiving basic human rights.

The Nueva Joya prison Director is mediating with the prisoners involved. A government statement said that the DGSP security measures are intended to maintain order, ensure compliance with human rights and security of all persons deprived of their liberty.

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