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In the wake of the massacre of six gang members in a maximum-security prison in Honduras, the OHCHR requested "a prompt, impartial and thorough investigation."
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Honduras said via Twitter, "OHCHR calls on the authorities to conduct a prompt, impartial and thorough investigation of the facts that allows the punishment of those responsible and that includes the hypothesis of a crime due to prejudice based on the sexual orientation of individuals."
The murder of six members of the Barrio 18 gang in El Pozo prison, located in the Santa Barbara department, was confirmed by the Honduran Security Secretariat.
Concerned about the inmates' deaths, the Security Secretariat said the State must protect the life and integrity of prisoners.
According to press reports, at least one of those killed, allegedly from strangulation, was a homosexual. Government sources revealed that the victims were found outside their cells at around 7:30 local time.
Today, six prisoners were killed inside the maximum-security prison “El Pozo” in Santa Barbara. They were detained inside the cell block controlled by the 18th Street gang. The prisons have been under the control of the Honduran police since March #Hondurashttps://t.co/buZF7HZPI8