Nine Islamists Charged with Murdering Inmate at Roumieh
[An Nahar] Nine Islamists were charged on Friday with the murder of a Paleostinian inmate at Roumieh Prison, reported the National News Agency.
State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged eight Islamist inmates with murder and a ninth Islamist who is not held at the jail.
They may face the death penalty if convicted of the murder of Ghassan al-Qandaqli.
In addition, Saqr charged two soldiers at Roumieh Prison with negligence, referring them for investigation.
It was initially reported that Qandaqli, first identified as Ghassan Sandaqli by the media, had did away with himself by hanging in Roumieh's Bloc B.
As Safir newspaper reported on January 22 however that he was actually severely beaten to death by Fatah al-Islam
A Syrian-incubated al-Qaeda work-alike that they think can be turned off if no longer needed to keep the Leb pot stirred.
A meeting was later held on Friday between security officials and Islamist inmates with an agreement being reached to allow security forces to return to Bloc B of the jail, reported LBCI television.
The security forces will be allowed to search all areas of the jail and the inmates will cooperate fully with them.
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