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Haitians killed in Dominican Republic prison riot

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — Four Haitians who were inmates at the notorious La Victoria prison here, died on Thursday during an early morning riot.

The Ministry of Justice reports that the incident occurred in a prison cell, but the details of what actually happened are not known.

The four Haitians, up to Thursday afternoon, had not been identified.

The historically overcrowded La Victoria prison is also known as the “cemetery of living men”.

Meanwhile, the Director of Prisons Tomás Holguín, and the prosecutor of the province of Santo Domingo Olga Diná, have since visited the correctional facility.

An investigation has also been launched into the circumstances that led to the riot.


Aug 18, 2017

Category: DR News |

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