News ID: 110337
Publish Date : 19 December 2022 - 21:21

26 Inmates Escape From Lebanon Prison

BEIRUT (Anadolu) – Twenty-six prisoners fled from a prison in western Lebanon on Monday, according to local media.
The prison break took place in Bekaa Valley, with most of the escapees convicted of drug and weapons trafficking charges, the National News Agency reported.
Prisons are overcrowded in Lebanon amid a months-long economic crisis gripping the Arab country.
The crisis has further degraded Lebanon’s jails, with poor conditions and lack of medical care regularly sparking prison riots and unrest.