On November 21, prisoners escaped from a Lebanese prison, and nearly 70 people escaped from the prison. After being hunted down by the police, 15 people were re-arrested and 5 others were killed on the way to escape.
According to Al Jazeera News Network, a large-scale escape from a prison in the suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, was released on the 21st. Prisoners broke their cells in the early morning and escaped. The police blocked the area around the prison and pursued the escaped prisoners. Five inmates fled in a stolen car. During the pursuit of the police, the car hit a tree and killed five people. Of the other fugitives, 15 were re-arrested, and the police are still tracking the remaining fugitives.
Lebanese President Awn listened to the report of the guard government’s interior minister Fahmi on the escape. On the 21st, he tweeted that he had ordered to strengthen the search of prisoners who escaped from prison and thoroughly investigate the incident. Lebanese prosecutor Ghada Ahn told AFP that the escape was under investigation and the possibility of prisoners colluding with prison guards could not be ruled out.
In April this year, there was internal riots in Lebanon’s prison. Inmates’ families sat outside the prison and demanded their release because they fear that the coronavirus epidemic would spread in prisons. The Lebanese government has taken a number of measures to prevent and control the epidemic, including the release of some prisoners.