Lebanon prisoners seize guards

Negotiations under way to secure wardens' release after prison riots break out.

    Officers accused of playing a part in the assassination of al-Hariri are imprisoned at Roumiyeh [Reuters]

    The jail is made up of several buildings and is known to hold four senior security officials accused of having a role in the assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister, as well as members of the armed group Fatah al-Islam.
     
    However, the officials said neither the detained officers nor the Fatah al-Islam members were near where Thursday's riots were taking place.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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