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Conflict Incident Report

Prisoners start a riot in Nabatieh prison

Date of incident: 
August 30, 2014 to September 3, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Civil Defense

A prisoner serving a drug abuse sentence led riots inside Nabatieh Prison on Saturday. Several prisoners resorted to setting fire to mattresses and belongings inside prison cells, which called for the intervention of Civil Defense teams in Nabatieh in order to put out the fire. Internal Security Forces officers managed to control the situation and restore calm to the Prison. The riots had begun on Friday afternoon in demand for quality improvement of food inside the prison and abolition of any ban on foods brought to prisoners by their families. On the 3rd of September, the Internal Security Forces managed to restore calm and stability to Nabatieh jail after berserk prisoners have wreaked "a sort of unjustified and suspicious mayhem" in the prison.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.