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Peruvian inmates start riot over prison treatment

Reuters

epa03373021 View of prisoners that continue to mutiny since this morning, 28 August 2012, in Socabaya Peruvian prison, in the southern region of Arequipa. The inmates have released two workers that were held hostage, said the head of Peru's National Penitentiary Institute (INPE), Jose Guadalupe Perez. EPA/Fredy Salcedo
epa03373021 View of prisoners that continue to mutiny since this morning, 28 August 2012, in Socabaya Peruvian prison, in the southern region of Arequipa. The inmates have released two workers that were held hostage, said the head of Peru's National Penitentiary Institute (INPE), Jose Guadalupe Perez. EPA/Fredy SalcedoFredy Salcedo / EPA

A group of prisoners stand on the roof of Socabaya prison during a riot in Peru's southern city of Arequipa, Tuesday, August 28, 2012. About 200 prisoners started a mutiny in the early hours of the day, injuring prison guards and taking four hostages, including the prison director, according to local media. All hostages were later released, and the riot continues as the prisoners demanded improvements of prison conditions and medical attention, said local reports. The banner reads, "Freedom. Benefits."

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