Ecuadorian government has blamed disputes between drug trafficking gangs over control of prisons for the violence.
Prisoners around the world are being neglected during the pandemic, says the group, warning that governments all over the world are not doing enough to keep prisoners safe from Covid-19.
Pakistan's prime minister made the decision after concerns were raised about the spread of Covid-19 in overcrowded prisons.
The ruling upheld by Israel’s top court flies in the face of basic Covid-19 health practices employed by prison authorities around the world.
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Carlos Escobar-Mejia, who had been held at the Otay Mesa Detention Centre in San Diego, died at an area hospital where he had been undergoing treatment since April 24.
No guns or knives were used in the killings, which prison officials said appeared to have been sparked by a "rift between prisoners who belonged to the same criminal group and were involved in drug trafficking in the state."
Lithuania and Romania hosted secret CIA prisons a decade ago and their authorities were aware that detainees were held there illegally, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled.
Revelations of routine abuse and torture in a network of secret prisons across southern Yemen, where hundreds are detained in the hunt for Al Qaeda militants, has come under the spotlight.
Extremism in prisons is a growing threat which needs to be treated as an "urgent priority", the justice ministry said.
Torture and inhumane conditions such as a lack of food and inadequate facilities are cited as the main reasons for the deaths of over 60,000 inmates in Syrian regime prisons.
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