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Roumieh inmates go on hunger strike

The National News Agency reported on Wednesday that 187 inmates from Lebanon’s Roumieh prison announced they were going on a hunger strike.

The strike is an act of protest against the officials’ failure to meet their demands for general amnesty and for reducing the one-year sentence to nine months.

The report added that one of the inmates threw on Tuesday night a non-explosive tear-gas bomb in the maintenance hall of the prison.

A number of riots have broken out this year in the facility, with prisoners demanding a series of rights.

-NOW Lebanon