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World Bogota prison riot over coronavirus kills nearly two dozen

20:50  22 march  2020
20:50  22 march  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Colombia: mutiny in a prison in Bogota, 23 dead and 90 injured (Minister)

 Colombia: mutiny in a prison in Bogota, 23 dead and 90 injured (Minister) © Provided by Le Point A mutiny in a prison in Bogota left 23 dead and 90 injured, including seven guards, on Saturday while the population of the Colombian capital is confined because of Covid-19, according to official sources. The pandemic has infected 231 people in Colombia and has killed two people to date. The Minister of Justice, Margarita Cabello, attributed the serious troubles to an attempted escape on Sunday.

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A prison riot in Colombia’s capital Bogota late on Saturday left 23 prisoners dead and 83 injured, the justice minister said on Sunday, as detainees protested sanitary conditions amid the global outbreak of coronavirus . Thirty- two injured prisoners are hospitalized, Justice

Prisoners in La Modelo prison on Sunday after the riot demanding health measures against the At least 23 people have died and dozens more are injured following a riot over coronavirus in La A total of 231 people are confirmed as having contracted the disease in the country and two have died.

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A prison riot in Colombia's capital Bogota late on Saturday left 23 prisoners dead and 83 injured, the justice minister said on Sunday, as detainees protested sanitary conditions amid the global outbreak of coronavirus.

Thirty-two injured prisoners are hospitalized, Justice Minister Margarita Cabello said in a video, while seven prison guards were also injured. Two guards are in critical condition.

The Andean country will enter a nationwide lockdown meant to stem infections from Tuesday night. So far 231 people have been confirmed infected with the disease and two have died.

Colombia strikes to go ahead without marches to avoid coronavirus

  Colombia strikes to go ahead without marches to avoid coronavirus Unions and student groups in Colombia on Friday said a strike planned for March 25 to protest against the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque will go ahead but they canceled public marches to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. © REUTERS/Carlos Jasso A demonstrator shout slogans as she joins a call for what they say is a simultaneous cacerolazos (pot-banging protests) throughout Latin America in support of protests, in Bogota, Colombia December 1, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso The planned strike would be the first one this year after a series of protests and three strikes in the final two months of 2019.

BOGOTA , Colombia — Authorities in Colombia said Sunday that 23 prisoners died and another 83 were injured in a riot and attempted escape over poor conditions inmates argue will help spread the new coronavirus . The violence happened overnight at the La Modelo jail in Bogota — where all of

A prison riot in Colombia's capital Bogota late on Saturday left 23 prisoners dead and 83 injured, the justice minister said Sunday, as detainees protested sanitary conditions amid the global outbreak of coronavirus . Thirty- two injured prisoners are hospitalized

"Today is a very sad and painful day," Cabello said. "Last night there was a mass criminal escape attempt at the El Modelo prison and riots in various detention centers around the country."

Graphic cell phones videos were posted to social media late on Saturday showing what appeared to be the inside of the prisons. Some showed small fires, others injured prisoners and guards.

In one video, a man says the incarcerated have been "abandoned like dogs" amid the virus outbreak.

Reuters could not independently verify the origin or authenticity of the videos.

No prisoners escaped during the riots, Cabello said.

"There is not any sanitary problem that would have caused this plan and these riots. There is not one infection nor any prisoner or custodial or administrative staffer who has coronavirus."

The second Colombian to die from coronavirus was a 70-year-old woman in the city of Cali, the health ministry said on Sunday. Her daughter arrived in Colombia from Cuba, where she had been in contact with a person from the United States who is positive for the virus.

The daughter currently has a cough, the ministry said in a statement, while the victim's 74-year-old husband is hospitalized and positive for the virus.

(Reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta and Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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"Forced confinement is necessary, but that should not make us forget that it is voluntary prison", judge Jean-Luc Mélenchon. © afp.com/Ludovic Marin The leader of La France Insoumise (LFI) Jean-Luc Mélenchon, during the consideration of motions of censure at the National Assembly, March 3, 2020 The leader of LFI Jean -Luc Mélenchon believes that the question of deconfinement should be asked "now", judging that placing the French in a form of "voluntary prison" is "not a lasting solution", in an

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