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Website airs video of beheaded inmates in Brazil jail

Published on Jan 7, 2014 10:44 PM

BRASïLIA (AFP) - A gruesome video showing three beheaded inmates in a north-eastern Brazilian jail hit by rampant gang violence was aired on Tuesday on the website of the daily Folha de Sao Paulo.

The pictures were filmed on Dec 17 by other prisoners following a mutiny resulting from a clash between two rival gangs in the penitentiary in Sao Luis, capital of Maranhao state, the daily said.

Shown were the bodies of three inmates lying in a pool of blood, including two with their heads completely cut off and the third with the head hanging.

All three had various stab wounds and burns on the torso.

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