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All prison staff held hostage by inmates in Ecuador freed


 , Updated 11:21, 14-Jan-2024

All 178 prison staffers who had been held by inmates at seven prisons in Ecuador have been freed, the SNAI prisons agency said on Saturday.

The hostages were 158 guards and 20 administrative staffers held by prisoners since Monday amid a sharp increase in violence in the country.

Source(s): Reuters
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