Roumieh holds several Islamist detainees awaiting trial, with the majority linked to the 2007 Fatah al-Islam battles against the Lebanese Army in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared in north Lebanon. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk revealed that 12 officers from Lebanon's notorious Roumieh Prison were under investigation after being accused of brutally beating inmates in April.Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghaida demanded last week sentences ranging from two months to three years in prison for two Interal Security Forces members linked to the case.Fatah al-Islam, which is officially classified as a terrorist organization, in 2007 waged a full-fledged battle against the Lebanese Army in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in north Lebanon, leading to the death of 170 soldiers and 64 civilians.
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