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Fernández advocates the “restricted” freedom of prisoners at risk from Covid-19

April 28, 2020

Argentine President Alberto Fernández has spoken out in favor of giving “ordinary” freedom to ordinary prisoners who are part of the groups at risk of being infected with the new corona virus, thereby helping to relieve the country’s prisons and prevent further outbreaks the disease occur.

“Prisons are a place of human concentration with high risk. Contagion and contamination can occur very easily,” said Fernández, for whom this freedom must be monitored, so that, for example, he does not exclude the use of electronic devices to control inmates detained by them Measure benefit.

As in other Latin American countries, where prison capacity has been exceeded due to the large number of inmates, some of these centers in Argentina have been the scene of several riots in the past few weeks, for which prisoners were responsible due to the progression of the coronavirus, freedom to get.

Fernández advocates the “restricted” freedom of prisoners at risk from Covid-19Fernández advocates the “restricted” freedom of prisoners at risk from Covid-19

Fernández has faced criticism from the opposition that “the government has not asked for freedom from anyone” and that it is only following the recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

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