Lebanon: from bad to worse

Economic crisis, social crisis, penitentiary crisis

Lebanon is experiencing an unprecedented socio-economic crisis. Prisoners are suffering direct consequences of the socio-economic crisis: access to medical care, food and water is no longer guaranteed. The proportion of people in remand detention far exceeds the global average and contributes to prison overcrowding.

 The Lebanese Centre for Human Rights (Centre libanais des droits humains, CLDH) fights for the rights of prisoners every day. Prison Insider asked them three questions.

The solutions we find are always temporary, and that is not enough.

The prisoners held in these facilities have to sleep in shifts.

With the crisis, the informal system has grown stronger, and the situation is deteriorating.