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Two prisoners held in Roumieh prison, east of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, died in less than 48 hours due to very poor detention conditions, detainees being denied of minimum necessities of living, Alkarama learnt from its sources. 

The prison in which conditions are further deteriorating is marked by an increasing frequency of deaths and alleged suicides. 

Alkarama condemns the forced deportation by the Lebanese authorities of dozens of Syrian refugees to areas controlled by the Syrian regime, despite the existence of the risk of torture -and extrajudicial executions- in violation of the principle of non-refoulement enshrined in the Convention against Torture. 

Human rights sources reported that the Lebanese authorities have forcibly deported about 150 Syrian refugees to their country through the "Masnaa" crossing point since April 19, 2023. 

Our concerns
  • Recurrent violations of the fundamental rights and guarantees of individuals arrested by the internal security forces and the armed forces, particularly in cases of counter-terrorism or of criticism towards the authorities;
  • Disproportionate use of force against peaceful demonstrators and reprisals against activists and cyber-activists for any criticism of the government and security services of the country.


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