Prison Uprising in Lebanon

It is often forgotten that prisoners should be treated with dignity as human beings - this is especially true for the prisoners held in the Roumieh prison in Lebanon. This facility was built to house 1500 inmates but often 5500 people are hold here, 30-35 people in one cell, thousands of them are pre-trial detaines who do not see a judge for several years. In April 2011 an uprising broke out in the prison.

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