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Bogota prison riot over coronavirus kills nearly two dozen

Prisoners arms waving from barred prison windows

REUTERS, March 22, 2020 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 …

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