Brazilian prisoners decapitated rivals’ heads then used them in playing soccer inside prison

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • Terrifying footage showing prisoners in Brazil playing soccer with the severed heads of rivals in the aftermath of a massive riot that killed at least 57 inmates has emerged, according to a news report.
  • The shocking video shows the savage prisoners kicking around the decapitated heads at the Altamira Regional Recovery Center, The Sun of the UK reports.
  • According to officials, 16 inmates were decapitated in the free-for-all riot between Comando Vermelho, a Rio de Janeiro-based criminal organization and a local criminal group named Comando Classe A.

Terrifying footage showing prisoners in Brazil playing soccer with the severed heads of rivals in the aftermath of a massive riot that killed at least 57 inmates has emerged, according to a news report.

The shocking video shows the savage prisoners kicking around the decapitated heads at the Altamira Regional Recovery Center in the northern state of Para, The Sun of the UK reports.

According to officials, 16 inmates were decapitated in the free-for-all riot between the Rio de Janeiro-based criminal organization Comando Vermelho and a local criminal group named Comando Classe A.

“Leaders of the (Comando Classe A) set fire to a cell belonging to one of the prison’s pavilions, where members of the (Comando Vermelho) were located,” according to a statement.

The blaze had spread fast with prisoners held in old container units that had been adapted for the lockup while another building is under construction, according to Jarbas Vasconcelos, the State prisons head.

Due to the fire, police were delayed for several hours from entering the building, Vasconcelos said, adding that two prison staff members who were held hostage were released unharmed afterward.

“It was a targeted attack. The aim was to show that it was a settling of accounts between the two groups, not a protest or rebellion against the prison system,” Vasconcelos said.

Makeshift knives were discovered after the riot, but no firearms have been found. According to officials, 46 prisoners will be transferred to other prisons, 10 of them to maximum-security facilities.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro promised to curb rampant violence in the country, including Brazil’s often overcrowded, out-of-control prisons when he was elected in October 2018.

 

Source: New York Post

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