BEIRUT: The families of Islamists in Roumieh Prison protested in Tripoli Friday over the alleged abuse of some prisoners during a police raid earlier this week, contradicting an official position that no one was harmed during the operation.

The mother of one of the inmates told The Daily Star that she waited for five hours before she was allowed to visit her son on Wednesday, two days after the raid. When she finally saw him, she said he had a black eye.