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Conflict Incident Report

5 members of prostitution ring arrested

Date of incident: 
July 2, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

A man facilitating prostitution and four prostitutes were arrested, the Internal Security Forces announced. Lebanese national identified as B.A., born in 1989 and known as Batrousa, was arrested when a force from the Anti-Trafficking Unit raided his house in Jbeil’s Halat.

The unit also raided a hotel in Kesrouan’s Jounieh where the four Syrian national women were working in prostitution for Batrousa’s benefit. Batrousa was previously detained last year, along with another defendant, on human trafficking charges. They were believed at the time to be responsible for running a prostitution delivery service from an office in Safra, Kesrouan district.

Primary category: 
Gender Based Violence [inc. sexual violence]
Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.