In the prison of the municipality of Boa Vista in Northern Brazil during a riot killed at least 33 prisoners. About it reports Reuters.
“The Ministry of justice and civil Affairs reports that this morning, January 6, in the “penitentiary Agricultural Monte Cristo” it was 33 of death”, — stated in the message of the authorities of the state of Roraima, which leads Globo News. According to them, the situation is under control, the prison are soldiers of the battalion of special operations.
Officially, the cause of the incident is not reported. The experts noted that in the future we can expect the recurrence of similar incidents.
1 January in the Brazilian city of Manaus (state of Amazonas) has been one of the largest prison riots, during which killed more than 50 people. According to security officials, the cause was a confrontation between the gangs that control the drug trade.
International human rights organizations have sharply criticized Brazil for the country’s prison system — the overcrowding of places of detention is the norm, and riots occur regularly.