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Rights group: Detainees in overcrowded Yemen prison at risk of COVID-19

Prisoners at an overcrowded detention center in Aden face serious health risks, Human Rights Watch says in a report.

A prison linked to a separatist group in southern Yemen is at major risk of a COVID-19 outbreak, Human Rights Watch said today. 

At Bir Ahmed, a detention center affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council, prisoners lack masks, gloves and basic hygiene products, the rights group said. Relatives told Human Rights Watch that 44 detainees were transferred in early April to a 10-square-meter (108-square-foot) room that had previously held four people.

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