Regime Forces Storm Tartous Prison, Inmates Wounded: Source

Special police units raid jail in coastal city after detainees protests against execution of a political prisoner

Syrian regime forces on Monday raided the central prison of Tartous city, wounding dozens of inmates who revolted late last week against the imposition of death sentences, sources said.

The uprising, which succeeded in taking full control of the jail before being stormed by special police units, broke out in protest against the execution of political inmates.

Regime forces surrounded the prison on Saturday, refusing to abide by inmates' demands of fair trial or release.

Around 800 detainees are being held inside the prison, 400 of which are political prisoners, with around 150 inmates hailing from the city of Banias.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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