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August 7, 2015

Naharnet - Roumieh Prisoners and Guards Charged over Rioting, August 07, 2015

The State Commissioner to the Military Court charged on Friday scores of prisoners and guards in two riots carried out by inmates in Roumieh in June.

Judge Saqr Saqr charged 56 prisoners with forming a gang in one of the prison's blocks, smuggling mobile phones and drug trafficking.

The charges also include rioting in the block and assaulting guards.

Saqr issued charges against 32 policemen for negligence and for not monitoring the activities of the prisoners in the block.

The judge also charged 31 prisoners and four security officers in the juvenile block for respectively carrying out a riot and ransacking the facility, and for dereliction of duty.

Roumieh is Lebanon's largest prison and has long been infamous for the poor conditions in some of its blocks, including overcrowding and harsh treatment.

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