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Sudanese citizens arbitrarily detained after completion of sentence

Reporter: sophie
Date of incident: 
Friday, October 1, 2010
Location's classification: 
Public Location
Perpetrator's Name(s) (If available): 
Byblos prison
Text description of location: 
Byblos prison
Detailed description of violation: 

At the same time 19 Sudanese, originally sentenced for illegal entry to Lebanon and willing to return to their country of origin, were arbitrarily detained after completion of their sentence at Byblos prison. We note that as of October 1st, 2010, out of the 19 Sudanese who had completed their prison sentences at Byblos prison, 17 were holding valid passports and plane tickets.