ISF Thwart Escape Attempt by Roumieh Prison Inmate

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Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau thwarted a break out attempt by an inmate at Roumieh prison, the National News Agency reported on Saturday.

The inmate was being transferred from the prison to Dahr al-Basheq Hospital after he injured himself with a sharp object, the NNA said.

The prisoner had agreed with his father to help him facilitate his escape after distracting the guards at the hospital.

The inmate and his father were detained and referred to the relevant judicial authority.

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

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