The Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) is a local non-profit, non-partisan Lebanese human rights organization in Beirut that was established by the Franco-Lebanese Movement SOLIDA (Support for Lebanese Detained Arbitrarily) in 2006. SOLIDA has been active since 1996 in the struggle against arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and the impunity of those perpetrating gross human violations.

Search This Blog

October 17, 2016

The Daily Star- Halba Prison erupts in riot over pair’s transfer, October 17 , 2016

BEIRUT: Halba Prison in Akkar erupted into a riot Saturday after two inmates protested against their transfer to another facility. Abdallah Hamad Ali first complained about the move, but Ahmad Mohammad Issa – also known as Al-Hanafi – soon joined in. The pair reportedly slashed their bodies with knives as an expression of their anger.
The order to transfer Ali and Issa to the Qibbeh Prison, north of Tripoli, had come following a disciplinary hearing.
The pair’s discontent soon spread to the rest of the prison, leading to around three hours of protests in solidarity with Ali and Issa.
The local Internal Security Forces were called in to quell the riot.
Once calm had been restored, ISF Col. Moustapha Ayoubi and Halba Prison’s warden, 1st Lt. Ahmad Raai, personally met with Ali, Issa and their families to smooth over tensions and facilitate the transfer.
Their subsequent move to the Qibbeh Prison then took place without incident.
Prisoners across Lebanon often live in deplorable conditions, with overcrowding a common issue. Families often have to bring their own food and medication for those incarcerated while the trade in contraband flourishes. In recent years, prison authorities have increasingly clashed with inmates, particularly those of the extremist Islamist persuasion.

Source & Link : The Daily Star

No comments:

Post a Comment