File - Prisoners look out from a window at the Roumieh prison, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Mobile phone jamming devices installed last year in Roumieh's notorious prison have so far been sitting idle, enabling Islamist detainees to freely communicate with the outside world and reportedly plot attacks with jihadists, a source at the Telecommunications Ministry confirmed to The Daily Star Wednesday.The source said the devices were installed in mid-2013, but have not been used since.The residents reported the issue to prison authorities who deactivated the devices.
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