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    At least 10 inmates killed as a result of a prison riot in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, officials said.

    MEXICO (Sputnik) — The clashes erupted between the two opposing gangs in the prison of the city of Natal, where one of the gangs rushed into the prison block and initiated a mass brawl. Three prisoners were reportedly beheaded.

    According to the Brazilian Ministry of Justice, about 1,100 inmates are serving sentences in the Natal prison, while it is designed only for 620 prisoners.

    On January 6, 33 inmates died in a mutiny in a prison in the region of Roraima in the north of Brazil.

    Human Rights Watch organization called on the Brazilian authorities in January to defend prisoners from gang violence.

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