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In Brazil, there are prison riots in which 16 inmates are beheaded and dozens more are killed



Jarbas Vasconcelos, Superintendent of the Para Penitentiary System, said 16 of the 52 inmates who died in Altamira Prison were beheaded.

The remainder is said to have died of suffocation because the prisoners had set fire to part of the facility, reported the state news agency Agencia Brasil.

The uprising started when a group of prisoners stormed a rival-controlled prison wing, Agencia Brasil reported, citing a statement by Para State Prison authorities.

Two correctional officers were released months.

In May, 55 inmates were killed in four prisons in western Brazil during gang riots.

The local prison authorities at the time stated that the deaths were due to violent clashes between rival factions within the same drug gang. known as the family of the north.

  55 prisoners killed in prison riots in Brazil
Human rights groups accuse the government of doing too little to prevent violence in recruited prisons The clashes pose a challenge to the new right-wing extremist President Jair Bolsonaro, but could also result in his approval rating being increased, he sees as being tough on crime and has previously vowed to fight criminal gangs and prison violence.


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