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Ecuador: at least 50 prisoners dead during mutinies – .

Mutinies broke out on Tuesday February 23 in three different prisons in Ecuador almost simultaneously. At least 50 deaths are to be deplored.

Ecuadorian police say at least 50 prisoners were killed in triple mutinies which occurred last Tuesday in three local prisons. These mutinies took place almost at the same time in these penitentiaries located in the port of Gayaquil (southwest of theEcuador) and the Andean cities of Cuenca and Latacunga (south). “For the moment, the criminal police report 50 deaths among those deprived of their liberty,” tweeted the local police.

For his part, the president of theEcuador accused “criminal organizations” of being the mastermind behind these deadly mutinies. “Faced with the concerted action of criminal organizations to provoke violence in the country’s penitentiary centers (…) we are taking action to regain control “ prisons, tweeted the Minister of the Interior, Patricio Pazmiño, reports Francetvinfo.fr.

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