Families of Islamists Protest in Tripoli over Delay in Trials

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The families of Islamist inmates detained in Roumieh Prison staged on Friday a sit-in in the northern city of Tripoli to protest the delay in the trial of their loved ones.

Speaking on behalf of the families, Sheikh Mohammed Ibrahim slammed the injustice against the prisoners, questioning the delay in the trial despite the construction of a proper courtroom at Roumieh.

“After five years of imprisonment and the construction of the courtroom, it turned out that a courtroom has been available at the Justice Palace in Beirut, which has been used to interrogate 21 Islamist inmates,” he noted.

He urged the judiciary to “fulfill its pledges after it held its preliminary interrogations of the Islamists.”

“It has become clear that the inmates held at Roumieh's Bloc B are innocent,” remarked Ibrahim.

A total of 84 Islamists have been interrogated over their links to the 2007 Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp clashes between the army and Fatah al-Islam militant group.

The arrested Islamists have been detained at Roumieh prison, Lebanon's largest jail.

The prison has witnessed riots and failed and successful jail breaks over the years, with inmates protesting the poor conditions and the delay in their trials.

In June 2012, nine Islamists, linked to the 2007 clashes, were released from Roumieh prison.

Comments 4
Thumb andre.jabbour 29 March 2013, 15:36

It has become clear that the inmates held at Roumieh's Bloc B are innocent


Thumb lebanon_first 29 March 2013, 15:48

Judges in Lebanon are slow. They have no pressure to perform. Like all civil servants, they love just to put "further study" and give the file to someone else to take the decision.
The system should be changed to get them to take decisions, responsibility, and to get things moving. in the islamists case and in other cases.
In the US, you have the "right to a speedy trial", here things drag on for years.

Missing abraham 29 March 2013, 18:26

you don't like the judicial system in lebanon, than don't commit a crime
you don't like our system, go complain to S. Arabians and Qataris
they have all the answers

Thumb benzona 29 March 2013, 23:29

Mais non akkar. He isn't islamophobe. If he was, he wouldn't be exchanging his ideas with people here. He's anti-extremists.... Which is like most Lebanese.