Thursday, October 3, 2019


Horrifying video shows Venezuelan prison guards torturing prisoners by having roosters fight on their backs as they lay face down naked on the cell floor and get beaten with bats

  • Cellphone video shows 82 inmates being forced to lie down naked at a Venezuelan prison with fighting roosters last Friday
  • A guard appears to strike a prisoner's head with a wooden bat while another taunts him  
  • Family members told Venezuelan outlet ACN that that prisoners recently went on strike to protest the lack of food and water that was provided to them
  • Inmates also asked that their family members be allowed to bring them medicine
  • Tarek William Saab, Attorney General of Venezuela's Constituent National Assembly, has launched an investigation
  • Saab charged prison commissioner Hernán Díaz and two other officers, who he did not name, with being responsible for abusing the inmates' human rights

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