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April 10, 2014

Naharnet - Roumieh Prison Break Inmate Arrested in Tripoli, April 10, 2014

A Syrian, who escaped from Roumieh prison in February, has been arrested by policemen in the northern city of Tripoli, the Internal Security Forces said.

Police apprehended Muhannad Abdul Rahman in Tripoli's al-Qobbeh area at dawn Thursday, the ISF communique said.

Abdul Rahman and two other inmates escaped from the prison on February 24.

Mohammed al-Jouni and Saeed Sabra, two of them Lebanese, were arrested by the Internal Security Forces the same day of the jail break.

But the Syrian inmate remained on the loose until his apprehension on Thursday.

Roumieh, the oldest and largest of Lebanon's overcrowded prisons, has witnessed sporadic prison breaks and escalating riots in recent years as inmates living in poor conditions demand better treatment.

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