Venezuela: Decomposing remains in prison

Venezuela: Decomposing remains in prison

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan authorities said Friday they have found the decomposing remains of seven people inside the country’s biggest prison, five months after violent clashes among inmates forced its closure.

“We received reports… that bones were found, human remains, and we immediately activated” an investigation at the prison at San Juan de Los Morros, Iris Varela, the minister for penitentiary affairs, told a news conference.

The remains were “in an advanced stage of decomposition,” she said.

Varela had initially said the remains found were believed to be of three inmates who…