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Honduras urged to investigate prison fire deaths

Headline Title:  Honduras urged to investigate prison fire deaths 15 February 2012 The Honduran authorities must urgently instigate a thorough and impartial investigation into a fire at Comayagua prison that has reportedly left more than 300 prisoners dead and scores of others with serious burns, Amnesty International said. The situation at the prison, which is about 85 km north of the capital Tegucigalpa, is reported to be horrific as numerous critically injured prisoners and the charred bodies of other inmates are recovered from the scene. “It is essential that the survivors of the…

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