Using bed sheets, five prisoners escape high-security Lebanon jail

14.08.2011                      14.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Using bed sheets, five prisoners escape high-security Lebanon jail

Local media reports say that escaped convicts included members of the al-Qaida-inspired Fatah Islam group.

Five prisoners escaped a high-security Lebanese prison on Saturday by scaling down the building's walls with bed sheets before mixing with visiting relatives and walking out of the compound with them, the interior minister said.
The minister, Marwan Charbel, blamed the escape from the Roumeih prison east of Beirut on "the pure negligence" of the guards and demanded that officers who were in charge when the jail break took place be punished….