Joran van der Sloot, the man thought to be responsible for Natalie Holloway's disappearance, was reportedly stabbed twice at a prison in Peru, where he's currently serving a sentence for an unrelated murder charge.

Joran Van Der Sloot Stabbed

Van der Sloot’s wife, Leidy Figueroa, is claiming that other inmates at the maximum security Challapalca prison in Peru stabbed him. “Joran was stabbed many times in the stomach by other inmates, he was almost killed, I am scared for his life,” Figueroa told the Daily Mail. “He’s losing a lot of blood but isn’t receiving any medical attention. He’s been very poorly, I have been trying to get the guards to take him to hospital.”

She added, “The prison service is trying to cover this up, please please help.”

Figueroa provided the U.K. outlet with photos of bloody sheets she claimed van der Sloot used to cover up his wounds, as well as pictures of a shirt with holes in it.

Figueroa has stated her belief that her husband’s fellow inmates believe that if he were to die inside the prison, it would force the prison to close – freeing the inmates from its horrible conditions. The prison’s director, however, has denied that any such stabbing has occurred and alleged that Figueroa has made up the story in an effort to get van der Sloot better treatment.

Van der Sloot himself has apparently penned a letter describing the barbaric prison conditions at Challapalca, sneaking it out of the prison. “People have the right to know everything that is happening in this prison. It is a terrible situation that in the year 2014 should no longer exist,” read the letter supposedly written by van der Sloot and obtained by the Daily Mail. “It is a very serious situation that violates every one of my human rights. I thought that prisons were supposed to reintegrate offenders into society, not to torture inmates."

Van der Sloot is currently survivng a 28-year sentence for killing Peruvian business student Stephany Flores back in 2010. He pled guilty to the murder charge and was initially serving out his sentence in Lima. While there, van der Sloot met and married Figueroa, who had become pregnant with his child. Their child, Dushy, was born last month.

Van der Sloot remains the chief suspect in the disappearance and probably murder of the 18-year-old American Natalee Holloway, who’d been vacationing in Aruba over spring break in 2005.

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