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Conflict Incident Report

18 arrested for prostitution

Date of incident: 
September 29, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Eighteen people were arrested in a notorious red-light district in north Lebanon.   
After sustained surveillance and on orders from the ISF, the Anti-Trafficking Bureau arrested 18 Lebanese and Syrian nationals in Maameltein on suspicion of engaging in or facilitating prostitution.
Primary category: 
Gender Based Violence [inc. sexual violence]
Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.