As many as 26 inmates were involved in a melee that broke out in the prison in Ilava in Trenčín Region on April 7, the TASR newswire wrote based on information published on the tvnoviny.sk web site on April 8.
An undisclosed number of prisoners were taken to the prison hospital in Trenčín. No prison guards were injured in the incident. Justice Ministry spokesman Peter Bubla said that the incident is currently under investigation.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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