wn.com 10 May, 2022 20:30 am

Ecuador: In light of new prison massacre, authorities must address structural causes

Since December 2020, at least 390 people have been killed in Ecuador’s prisons. Following the massacre on 9 May at the Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas prison, in which at least 44 prisoners were killed and 10 others injured, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said: “Being deprived of your liberty in Ecuador has almost become a death sentence. Repeated mistakes by the Ecuadorian authorities in dealing with the crisis in prisons have led to the deaths of hundreds of
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