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Short Update: Three prisoners die after fire in Romanian prison amid Covid-19 restrictions

FairTrialsAdmin - April 2, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, prison conditions

Three inmates lost their lives and two were seriously injured after a fire at the Satu Mare prison in Northwestern Romania.  

In protest at the restrictions to visits imposed in response to Covid-19 (see update), prisoners set fire to their mattresses. A judicial investigation into the causes and circumstances of the incident is taking place.  

Press coverage in Romanian.   

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