El Salvador: Defenders of Rights, Huge Prison Ticoluca is a Concentration Camp – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – São Paulo, February 26 – The massive new prison in Ticoluca, El Salvador, has been slammed by human rights advocates as absorbing it into a concentration camp, both for the large number of people who will be held there, and because they will not be held in prison. deprived of any rights. reports online.

The protest against the largest prison in Latin America and among the largest in the world comes after President Nep Bukele announced the arrival of 2,000 prisoners in the prison and above all after images of the transfer went viral. .

40,000 of the more than 64,000 inmates detained under the state of emergency, in effect since March 2022, declared by the executive branch to combat criminal gangs, are heading to the facility.

The huge prison, called the Center for the Eradication of Terrorism (CECOT), will contain a security apparatus with 19 guard towers and 15,000-volt electrified fences, as well as 600 military units and 250 national police units. (handle).

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