Prisoner dies in Taiz prison [Archives:2005/820/Local News]

February 28 2005

The central prison in Taiz witnessed last week the death of Abdull No'man al-Zazi, 60, one of al-Hijaria locals who had been an innate in the prison since May 2004.

Investigations continue to find out the reasons behind his death, whether it was natural or not.

Central prison is heavenly crowded with up to 1600 prisoners, while it was built with a total capacity of 800 prisoners.

Such crowdedness, along with the lack of ventilation facilities are among the factors leading to the death of many prisoners.