The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights, Humberto Prado informed about the peaceful strike carried out by the prisoners of the Judicial Internment Rodeo 3, to demand food, transfers and medicines.
“During the night of this Tuesday, December 10, the prisoners began a peaceful strike to demand the entry of food and medicine.”
Commissioner Prado reported that the prisoners, through videos, made public the subhuman conditions in which they live.
“They denounced that since last weekend they are not allowed to bring in packages (of food and water). They don’t eat solids either, only water from caraotas (beans). They are not transferred to the courts, nor do they receive medical attention,” said Prado.
Faced with these conditions, the prisoners raised their voices to demand humane treatment and a halt to the constant transgressions of their human rights and, as a result, were attacked by officials of the Immediate Response Group for Security and Custody (GRIC), who fired shots at several of the prisoners. One of them was shot in the face.
The Commissioner for Human Rights reported that “from the Presidential Commission we are documenting the Rodeo 3 conflict and the claims of the prisoners and their families, in order to inform the commission of officials of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Paulo Abrao, as well as the Rapporteur on Persons Detained in the Americas.