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The National Service for Comprehensive Care for Adults Deprived of Liberty and Adolescent Offenders (SNAI), of Ecuador, reported this Sunday that after clashes at the Guayas N1 Deprivation of Liberty Center, located in Guayaquil, five people were reported dead and 11 injured.


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"Five persons deprived of liberty have died, and 11 have been injured as a result of these events, who were evacuated promptly to hospital centers and are out of danger," the entity said.

The SNAI also reinforced the security protocols in the detention centers after the confrontations that took place on Saturday, July 22, 2023, in the aforementioned establishment, also known as the Litoral Penitentiary, and the new detonations this Sunday.

"The security protocols remain permanently active and were reinforced from the afternoon of Saturday, July 22 with members of the National Police, Armed Forces, and Penitentiary Security tactical teams: Special Security Group in Crisis Situations (Gessic) and Special Penitentiary Action Group (Geap)", specified the SNAI.

On the other hand, the entity announced that it "coordinates the collection of evidence with Criminalistics with the aim of identifying and individualizing those responsible and punishing in accordance with the provisions of the Law."

The first incident left at least three people with minor injuries, while the reports on the deaths and injuries in the detonations this Sunday at the Litoral Penitentiary took time to be revealed.

Meanwhile, local media reported that after the events at the Penitentiary, there was a riot alert at the Latacunga Social Rehabilitation Center between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. local time on July 23.

This caused the security authorities to suspend the visiting regime, the platforms specified.

Several of the bloodiest massacres in Ecuadorian prisons have occurred in the Litoral Penitentiary since 2020. The last event occurred on April 14, when a clash between members of the Lobos and Tiguerones gangs caused the deaths of 12 people.

Since 2021 Ecuador registers more than 429 murdered prisoners, many of them cut, mutilated and tortured.

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