Name UnknownAge 40
11 Apr 2023
Libertad, San José (Uruguay)
Died in custody
TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/11-Apr-2023/Name Unknown
The victim died when her cell caught fire. Her identity was not reported.
A trans woman died this Sunday when the cell where she was being held in the Libertad Prison caught fire, reported Telemundo and confirmed Montevideo Portal with sources from the Ministry of the Interior.
The inmate was alone at the time the fire broke out. The National Fire Department, the Scientific Police and the Prosecutor's Office are working on the scene to determine the origin of the flames.
The event occurred in the sector called Containers, a space intended for the trans population of Unit No. 3.
The flames were extinguished by the personnel that guarded the place, before the Fire Department arrived.