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Mauritius: High alert in the prisons of the island in the wake of threats of attack

The different prison establishments of the island, such as the central jail of Beau-Bassin, New Wing of Beau-Baissin, Grande-Rivière-Nord-Ouest jail, Richelieu, Petit Verger and Phoenix as well as the highly secured of Melrose, had been placed since the beginning of the week in high alert.
The Mauritian prison administration has thus reinforced its security measures by multiplying the rounds of personal guards and strict instructions had been given to the officials working in towers to face ant attack from exterior.
Possible threats were reportedly identified upstream without for the time being the exact origin of those threats has been provided by the prison authorities, as reported by the newspaper Le Défi Quotidien.

Fabrice François

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