Friday, March 13, 2009

Rumieh, Lebanon - Over a hundred inmates rioted in Beirut's largest prison, "burning mattresses and other items to press their demands for reduced sentences".

The same prison was the scene of a mutiny in April last year in which seven warders were held hostage. A riot also broke out at the Qubbah prison in the northern Lebanon city of Tripoli in January with inmates holding two wardens hostage.