Foto

Potret Gangster Penuhi Penjara El Salvador

AP Photo/Salvador Melendez - detikNews
Jumat, 18 Sep 2020 12:50 WIB

El Salvador - Gangster bertato kejahatan kelas berat penuhi penjara Izalco, El Salvador, selama pandemi COVID-19.

Imprisoned gang members, wearing protective face masks, look out from behind bars during a media tour of the prison in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. President Nayib Bukele denied a report Friday that his government has been negotiating with one of the country’s most powerful gangs to lower the murder rate and win their support in mid-term elections in exchange for prison privileges. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

El Salvador tengah bergulat dengan kekerasan gengster selama beberapa dekade.  

Imprisoned gang members, wearing protective face masks, look out from behind bars during a media tour of the prison in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. President Nayib Bukele denied a report Friday that his government has been negotiating with one of the country’s most powerful gangs to lower the murder rate and win their support in mid-term elections in exchange for prison privileges. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Kapasitas penjara seharusnya adalah 18.051 tahanan. Namun lembaga permasyarakatan tersebut saat ini menampung lebih dari 38.000 narapidana.  

Imprisoned gang members, wearing protective face masks, look out from behind bars during a media tour of the prison in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. President Nayib Bukele denied a report Friday that his government has been negotiating with one of the country’s most powerful gangs to lower the murder rate and win their support in mid-term elections in exchange for prison privileges. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Amerika Latin memiliki beberapa penjara paling padat di dunia.  

Imprisoned gang members, wearing protective face masks, look out from behind bars during a media tour of the prison in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. President Nayib Bukele denied a report Friday that his government has been negotiating with one of the country’s most powerful gangs to lower the murder rate and win their support in mid-term elections in exchange for prison privileges. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Di balik jeruji besi terlihat para narapidana kelas kakap itu memakai masker dan hanya bertelanjang dada.  

Imprisoned gang members, wearing protective face masks, look out from behind bars during a media tour of the prison in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. President Nayib Bukele denied a report Friday that his government has been negotiating with one of the country’s most powerful gangs to lower the murder rate and win their support in mid-term elections in exchange for prison privileges. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Lebih dari 50 orang tewas selama akhir pekan di El Salvador. Berdasarkan informasi dari intelijen pemerintah setempat, kasus pembunuhan itu diduga berasal dari perintah para geng yang ada di dalam penjara.  

Imprisoned gang members, wearing protective face masks, look out from behind bars during a media tour of the prison in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. President Nayib Bukele denied a report Friday that his government has been negotiating with one of the country’s most powerful gangs to lower the murder rate and win their support in mid-term elections in exchange for prison privileges. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Presiden El Savador, Nayib Bukele, sejak kampanye pemilihannya mengatakan akan mengakhiri kekerasan geng di El Salvador.  

Imprisoned gang members, wearing protective face masks, look out from behind bars during a media tour of the prison in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. President Nayib Bukele denied a report Friday that his government has been negotiating with one of the country’s most powerful gangs to lower the murder rate and win their support in mid-term elections in exchange for prison privileges. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Meskipun PBB telah menyarankan pemerintah memberlakukan pembebasan sementara untuk mengurangi kepadatan di dalam penjara, Nayib Bukele bahkan tampaknya tidak peduli dengan potensi penyebaran Covid-19 di dalam penjara yang penuh sesak itu.  

Potret Gangster Penuhi Penjara El Salvador
Potret Gangster Penuhi Penjara El Salvador
Potret Gangster Penuhi Penjara El Salvador
Potret Gangster Penuhi Penjara El Salvador
Potret Gangster Penuhi Penjara El Salvador
Potret Gangster Penuhi Penjara El Salvador
Potret Gangster Penuhi Penjara El Salvador