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Italy: the country plans prison crackdown that pushes Western boundaries

Prisoners in the northern Italian city of Parma are on hunger strike over poor sanitation and overcrowding, the latest in a spate of protests in the country's jails where cases of suicide and self-harm are at an all-time high. Giorgia Meloni's hard-right government has responded by threatening to make even peaceful protesting a criminal offence - a draconian crackdown that experts say has no parallel in any other Western democracy.

Source: Reuters (13/03/2024)