Poisoning — Tajikistan
Tajikistan has opened a criminal investigation after 14 prison inmates died of food poisoning while being transferred from Tajikistan’s northern Sogd region to prisons in Dushanbe, Norak, and Yovon in southern Tajikistan on 7 Jul 2019.
“During transportation, one of the prisoners shared 3 pieces of bread with another 15 inmates in Varzab Valley,” the Justice Ministry said in a statement. “Their health deteriorated when they arrived in Dushanbe.”
It said that “16 prisoners, who were in