Certainly 37 dead in riots in prison Venezuela

Certainly 37 dead in riots in prison Venezuela

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At the storming of a prison by security forces in Venezuela on the night of Tuesday on Wednesday certainly 37 prisoners were killed.

That has the governor of the state of Amazonas Wednesday, let us know. The violence broke out in the prison of Puerto Ayacucho, the capital of Amazonas. Just as in many other prisons in Venezuela have violent gangs there is a great influence.

The fighting broke out when security forces order in the prison, which the prisoners since a few weeks the control had tried to restore. According to witnesses, it went to a ‘wild shootout’ between detainees and the security forces. Hours would be shot.

According to a spokesman of the Public Ministry in Venezuela, in addition to the 37 kill fourteen guards injured.


Many of the prisons in Venezuela are sitting crowded. The thirty establishments in the country should be able to offer some sixteen thousand inmates, but according to the Venezuelan Observatory for prisons, there are currently about fifty thousand prisoners are housed.

In a gevangenenopstand in a Venezuelan prison in 2013 fell 61 dead.

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