President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, member of the political committee Badr Jamous, and member of the Department of Refugee Affairs Adnan Rahmoun made a phone call with Syrian prisoners in Roumieh prison in Lebanon.
Al-Hariri ascertained the conditions of Syrian prisoners in Lebanon, especially in Roumieh prison in which the majority of Syrian prisoners are being held. The call came amid reports of a major outbreak of the coronavirus inside the prison cells.
The Syrian prisoners confirmed that most of the charges made against them were unjust and unfair, making it clear that they were arbitrarily detained and forced to admit belonging to ISIS or Jabhat al-Nusra.
They said that some of the Syrian prisoners are less than 15 years old who have been arrested on terrorism charges, adding that they are being subjected to maltreatment.
Al-Hariri said that the SOC has already launched an international campaign to shed light on the plight of Syrian prisoners in Lebanese prisons and to look into the charges against them.
Al-Hariri stressed that the SOC is constantly communicating with international and local organizations in Lebanon in order to secure the needs of all detainees, especially those infected with the coronavirus. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)