Family members of Roumieh's Islamist inmates protest outside the Interior Ministry in Beirut, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Families of Islamist inmates held at Roumieh Prison escalated their actions Tuesday to pressure authorities to restore their visitation privileges and access to phones and computers to allow them to stay in touch.Around, 11 a.m., the same women staged a protest outside the Interior Ministry in Beirut.Later in the day, they headed to Roumieh Prison where they blocked a road outside the facility. The protest comes days after Islamist inmates briefly held 20 guards hostage following a riot in Roumieh on Friday.
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