Five beheaded during violent prison riot in Brazil
Friday, June 17, 2005
This is the most serious riot of prisoners in the 19 year existence of the penitentiary. The rebellion began Tuesday, at 8:30 a.m. and it finished Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Some heads belonging to the murdered prisoners were put on iron spears so they could be shown from the roof of the prison. Some prisoners played football with one of the heads.
According to Nagashi Furukawa, the secretary of the administration of the prison, the rebellion originated because of prisoners who were contrary to the criminal organization Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC). The supporters of PCC killed their opponents.
- Tom Hennigan. "Inmates beheaded in Brazilian prison riot" — , June 16, 2005
- "Inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riot" — , June 16, 2005
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- "5 beheaded, 14 taken hostage in Brazil prison riot" — , June 15, 2005
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- Paulo R. Zulino. "Presos fazem rebelião em Presidente Venceslau (SP)" — , June 16, 2005
- Marcelo Godoy. "Secretário diz que rebelião em Venceslau foi conflito interno" — , June 15, 2005
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