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Inmates of Roumieh prison die after protests

Reporter: admin
Date of incident: 
Friday, April 1, 2011
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In April, four inmates of Roumieh Prison in Beirut died in unclear circumstances when security forces quelled a protest by detainees against overcrowding and prolonged pre-trial detention. The Interior Minister appointed the head of the ISF to conduct an inquiry, but its outcome was not made public.