The transfer got here after the Ecuadorian prosecutor’s workplace requested the federal government to take “pressing measures” to deal with the scenario, in accordance with a put up on the company’s official Twitter account.
Prosecutors stated at the least 68 prisoners have been killed and one other 25 wounded throughout Saturday’s clashes on the Litoral Penitentiary, one in every of Ecuador’s largest prisons within the coastal metropolis of Guayaquil.
To date, 34 our bodies have been recognized for the reason that Saturday bloodshed. They are going to be delivered to households within the following hours.
“The Human Rights Secretariat will ship the coffins to the households within the subsequent few hours whereas criminology continues to work on the identification of the opposite deceased,” the Ecuadorian authorities stated in an announcement.
The federal government can also be providing psychological help for victims’ households, the assertion added.
Ecuadorian police started activating safety protocols Friday evening after reviews of gunshots and attainable confrontations between inmates on the jail, in accordance with Guayas Governor Pablo Arosemena in an announcement posted to the official Fb web page of the Guayas Province authorities.
The lethal clashes look like an occasion of gang violence, in accordance with the governor, who stated inmates “not solely used weapons and detonations, however they tried to suffocate [other prisoners], burned mattresses, and extra.”
Ecuador’s jail system has been beneath a state of emergency since September’s lethal clashes. Greater than 300 inmates have been killed in jail violence this 12 months, in accordance with figures from Ecuador’s jail service SNAI.