Chad inquiry finds 44 prisoners died in hot, overcrowded cell

A survivor of a Boko Haram attack in Chad looking out over Lake Chad - archiveImage copyright

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The 44 men were taken into custody around Lake Chad

A group of 44 prisoners died in one night in a prison in Chad because they were all kept in the same cell in 46C heat, an investigation has concluded.

Prosecutors had suggested that the group were suspected Boko Haram militants and had taken poison to kill themselves.

But the National Human Rights Commission said they were…

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