Nazi hand stamps used to mark visitors to Ecuadorean jail

Nazi hand stamps used to mark visitors to Ecuadorean jail

A prison warden in Ecuador has been disciplined after it was discovered that security guards were marking visitors to the jail with hand stamps featuring the Nazi swastika.

Ecuador's government condemned the practice after photos of the hand stamps appeared on social media and caused an immediate uproar.

The warden of the prison in the capital Quito has been disciplined for negligence and the head of security fired for using a symbol associated with the Holocaust, the justice ministry said in a statement.

The stamps featured the emblem of the Nazi Party with an eagle atop a swastika and the year 1939.

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