Benin authorities urged to tackle "inhumane" prison conditions

Abandoned cells in the main prison in Gao, north of Bamako, Mali. File Photo: MINUSMA/Marco Dormino

Authorities in Benin have been urged to tackle what have been described by UN human rights experts as "inhumane" conditions in one of the West African country's prisons.

A delegation of experts has just returned from a visit to Benin where they inspected a number of detention centres without any prior warning.

Following those visits, they urged the government to immediately tackle overcrowding to alleviate the suffering of detainees and improve conditions overall.

Victor Madrigal Borloz, the Head of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture delegation in Benin, has been speaking to Alpha Diallo.

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