Inmates Riot in Roumieh to Protest 'Bad' Treatmentإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Several inmates in Roumieh prison rioted to protest the treatment they are undergoing at the facility by some security guards, state-run National News Agency reported on Saturday.
According to the news agency, prisoners broke doors on Friday night in protest against their poor living conditions, prompting security guards to intervene to control the situation.
The inmates were forced back into their cells.
The NNA said that the offenders will be referred to the judiciary to take appropriate measures against them.
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.