Roumieh Prison Guards Thwart Fatah al-Islam Escape Attempt

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Guards thwarted an attempt by around 20 Fatah al-Islam prisoners to escape from Roumieh prison, the oldest and largest of Lebanon's overcrowded prisons, the National News Agency reported on Thursday.

NNA said the inmates had cut iron bars at the prison's library and were seeking to dig a hole in the wall of the workshop that had been burned in previous riots when the plot was uncovered on Thursday night.

Judge Fadi Zaenni headed to Roumieh to investigate the incident.

The military tribunal charged last month a Lebanese man and two Syrians with helping three Fatah al-Islam inmates escape from the same prison,

The three men were also charged with facilitating a prison break attempt by another inmate, who was planning to wear a black Islamic veil and climb down using a rope from bloc B where the Islamist inmates are incarcerated.

In October, a scandal erupted after it was reported that three Fatah al-Islam prisoners fled the jail the month before.

In another major prison break from Roumieh, five inmates from the terror network managed to escape in August 2011.

Comments 6
Thumb JabalElFersan 13 December 2012, 14:52

More extremist to join Free Syrian Army!!

Thumb andre.jabbour 13 December 2012, 15:00

Give them a medal.... for doing their job.

Missing justlebanese 13 December 2012, 15:59

5alohon yeherbo we2fet 3layhon ma 80% men sha3b lebnene sar matloob 2ad ma jawa3eto hal 7okomo

Thumb kanaandian 13 December 2012, 18:10

Why have these terrorists not been executed yet -- at least, why are they not kept in tiny, solitary cells, with heavy dumb bells cuffed to their ankles? Start force feeding them pork until the day of their execution.

Default-user-icon Khrabto Beytna (Guest) 13 December 2012, 19:42

March 14, listen to me my compatriots. The National News Agency is another propaganda tool of the forces of evil and backwardness and perhaps also of the Wilayat al-Faqih nonsense. There is no such thing as Fath al-Islam, and it is nothing more than lies, lies, lies! These innocent folks are your friends and those of the great cheikh Saad al-Haribi Telteyn al-Marajil of Lebanon First Some Twenty Damn Years Late, and they are falsely imprisoned. Good luck, and best regards to Dr. Arreet 7akeh. So what of the Islamists rule? So damn what if one bounces into the arms of every enemy of Lebanon, especially the enemies of the Christians (not to count the other religions and sects)? So, my only hope for democracy, human rights and more importantly of freedom (yes, freedom a-la-crazies), get set to free these angels. Get ready, guys and dolls. And go, go, go, go, go warriors. I hate the forces of evil. Don't you? allahou BOOM akbar, lovers of life.

Missing anonymetexasusa 13 December 2012, 22:32

There should be at least 5 more prisons the size of Roumieh to contain the prisoners of Lebanon in a civil and more controlled manner.
Furthermore, prisoners in Lebanon seem to have too much time on their hand to plot their escape or to stage riots. They should be put in productive work from dawn to dusk instead.