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4 killed in Brazil prison riot

Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 26: A bloody prison uprising in southern Brazil that left at least four inmates dead at the hands of fellow prisoners, including two by beheading, seemed to ease yesterday after negotiators said they had reached an agreement with the revolt’s leaders.

Although prison riots have become relatively frequent, the brutality of the rebellion at Cascavel, a city of about 300,000 people in a farming belt of Paraná State, and photographs of masked prisoners dangling inmate hostages from the roof, underscored the bleak conditions often faced by jailers and jailed alike.

The latest rebellion erupted on Sunday morning over complaints by inmates over the quality of the food and accusations of physical abuse by guards.

 
 
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