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Jul 16, 2019

Budna Alleges Physical Abuse in Guatemalan Lockup

Joseph Budna

According to Budna, he was subjected to severe abuse at the hands of prison authorities in Guatemala.  He went as far as showing his scars from stabbings and chopping incidents that left him injured.


Joseph Budna, Escaped from Guatemalan Prison

“I wouldn’t wish this for any Belizean, soh unu be careful when unu go dah Melchor. Look here now, if it were not for my long hair I have, ah think unu could see it ya, ah woulda wahn unu try eena mi head how dehn buss up mi head here.  Ah got wahn stitch from way da front ya, watch here, these are stitches right from ya come right da back, right, right da back, you know.  I was beaten badly…”



“In that same event?”


Joseph Budna

“In that same event. I was rushed to the hospital unconsciously. When I woke up I was on a hospital bed without hand cuff without anything and they had to isolate me, They took me back to the same prison. But this was planned also by the person running the prison. You know it was a plot, naturally because the people were mad, so if you didn’t give them authority as the director of the prison then they will not be with you. They will cause a general riot. So they beat on me, I got stabbed, I got chopped, I had to jump a gate to get to the main office to ask for assistance. They were packed around the director of the prison office because they are out from six in the morning until six in the evening, then they get locked down. So they were there with machete, They had an iron.”

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