Six inmates in Taiwan hostage standoff commit suicide

February 12, 2015 11:02 AM

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Six prisoners at a Taiwan jail committed suicide Thursday, ending an all-night standoff after they took the prison warden and other staff hostage to complain about "unfair trials" and demand their freedom, officials said.

The prisoners shot themselves inside Kaohsiung city prison -- one of the biggest jails on the island -- in the early morning, the justice ministry said, adding that the hostages were released unharmed.

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