Brazilian prisoners have sewn their mouths shut and tied themselves to crosses to protest against their conditions in a Bolivian jail. The 22 inmates of the Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz de la Sierra have also gone on hunger strike.
They told Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper that conditions in the jail are terrible and many of them are in constant fear of being murdered. The prisoners say they will only stop the protest once they receive legal help, food and medicine.
The majority of the prisoners have been arrested for drug dealing and carjacking. A spokesperson for the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations said they were aware of the situation and had already hired a lawyer for the prisoners.
Prisoners sew mouths shut to protest against conditions
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