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2014-01-31

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - According to the report of an NGO, more than 500 deaths in prisons in 2013

Caracas (Agenzia Fides) - The NGO Observatorio Venezolano de Prisiones (OVP) presented its annual report which states that the number of prisoners who died in prison in this country in 2013 was 506, "it is a high number", according to the director of OVP, Humberto Prado. The report states that 616 prisoners were injured in clashes, fights and other incidents. In addition, overcrowding has increased by over 20% compared to the previous year. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 31/01/2014)

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