Another riot in Roumieh prison, update

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Another riot in Roumieh Prison and Fatah al-Islam inmates captured a number of security forces members , Voice of Lebanon reported on Friday.

The station added that the incident happened amid “a clash that erupted between security force members and prisoners… during a routine inspection.”

“The clashes that took place early in the morning injured one [guard].”

A number of riots have erupted in Roumieh Prison in 2010, including a series of disturbances in April when detainees demanded a general amnesty, timely trials, and the improvement of prison conditions.

Qortbawi condemned riot

Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi condemned on Friday the riots that erupted earlier in the day in Lebanon’s Roumieh prison.

Qortbawi told the Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) that “the number of security force members assigned to guard politicians should be reduced in order to increase the number of prison guards.”

He also called for putting Fatah al-Islam rioters on trial.

Update: The Lebanese army stepped in to end the riot

One Lebanese security officer was released by the rioters

4 members of the Internal security forces and 4 Fatah al Islam inmates were wounded in the clash according to Future TV

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10 responses to “Another riot in Roumieh prison, update”

  1. “A number of riots have erupted in Roumieh Prison in 2010, including a series of disturbances in April when detainees demanded a general amnesty, timely trials, and the improvement of prison conditions.”  Detainees and criminals ‘demanded’…..pfff, what a fu*kin joke. As far as im concerned these scum bag criminals get nothing more than what they gave their victims and society – ZERO RESPECT. violators of rights are normally awarded in Lebanon so it does not surprise me that these rejects would expect the same.

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      To a large extent ‘society’ has created those ‘rejects’. Perhaps they have been simply more inventive about survival than the others finding themselves on the mean streets and starving. Going for months without any trials – or in many cases even without formal charges – is the same thing that Assad is doing to people in football stadiums … and his torture is no worse than the mental torture of being imprisoned for far too long without a fair hearing and a definite sentence. The only difference Assad provides is a fairly quick release … by death.
        Of course, if you’re going to keep blowing up judges and lawyers, there might be delays in justice.

      1. ahhh…im no expert on the issue, but I would imagine that the prisoners in the football stadiums in Syria were protesters and anti regime civilians….unlike the majority of the prisoners in Lebanon….so that comparison just doesn’t cut it.

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    “A number of riots have erupted in Roumieh Prison in 2010, including a series of disturbances in April when detainees demanded a general amnesty, timely trials, and the improvement of prison conditions.”  Detainees and criminals ‘demanded’…..pfff, what a fu*kin joke. As far as im concerned these scum bag criminals get nothing more than what they gave their victims and society – ZERO RESPECT. violators of rights are normally awarded in Lebanon so it does not surprise me that these rejects would expect the same.

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    “A number of riots have erupted in Roumieh Prison in 2010, including a series of disturbances in April when detainees demanded a general amnesty, timely trials, and the improvement of prison conditions.”  Detainees and criminals ‘demanded’…..pfff, what a fu*kin joke. As far as im concerned these scum bag criminals get nothing more than what they gave their victims and society – ZERO RESPECT. violators of rights are normally awarded in Lebanon so it does not surprise me that these rejects would expect the same.

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      To a large extent ‘society’ has created those ‘rejects’. Perhaps they have been simply more inventive about survival than the others finding themselves on the mean streets and starving. Going for months without any trials – or in many cases even without formal charges – is the same thing that Assad is doing to people in football stadiums … and his torture is no worse than the mental torture of being imprisoned for far too long without a fair hearing and a definite sentence. The only difference Assad provides is a fairly quick release … by death.
        Of course, if you’re going to keep blowing up judges and lawyers, there might be delays in justice.

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        ahhh…im no expert on the issue, but I would imagine that the prisoners in the football stadiums in Syria were protesters and anti regime civilians….unlike the majority of the prisoners in Lebanon….so that comparison just doesn’t cut it.

  4. Hopefully Palestine is created soon to release all this garbage from Lebanon.

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    Hopefully Palestine is created soon to release all this garbage from Lebanon.

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    Hopefully Palestine is created soon to release all this garbage from Lebanon.

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