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Reference : V-P-BR-E-00507
Date : 25/05/2022
Country/Region : BRAZIL
Caption : Fortaleza metropolitan area, Aquiraz municipality, Irmã Imelda Lima Pontes prison. An inmate reads a book he received from the ICRC about the story of Nelson Mandela.
Photographer : ALMEIDA, Camila
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, article 27.05.2022:
" Brazil: A story about Mandela
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).

S.M. can find any book in the prison library in a matter of seconds. He is an inmate at the Irmã Imelda Lima Pontes Prison in the metropolitan area of Fortaleza and ran the library there until last week, when he was transferred to a different job requiring more physical strength. The young man was delighted to receive the new books about Nelson Mandela, which will soon be available to all the inmates.

In partnership with the Ceará State Prison Administration Department, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) carried out the activity "A story about Mandela" at the Irmã Imelda Lima Pontes Prison and the Auri Moura Costa Women's Prison, as part of the campaign to promote the Nelson Mandela Rules, which are universally agreed standards that guide countries on the treatment of people deprived of their liberty.
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