Prisoner Carves Islamic State Slogan Into Cellmate’s Head In Horrific Attack

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A prisoner has been charged with carving an ISIS slogan into his cellmate’s head in what’s been described as a ‘horrendous’ attack. 

Bourhan Hraichie, 18, has been accused of carving the Islamic State mantra ‘e4e’ meaning ‘an eye for an eye’ into his 40-year-old cellmate’s head, the Mirror reports.

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The Mid North Coast Correctional Centre near Sydney, Australia has now launched an investigation into how Hraichie, a high-security prisoner, ended up sharing a cell with his minimum-security victim.

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The 40-year-old was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but is now said to be stable. Police have charged Hraichie with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and intentionally choking a person.

The New South Wales Corrections Minister David Elliot said that placing the pair in the same cell was ‘a stuff-up’.

Meanwhile a Corrections Department spokesperson has explained that Hraichie had been jailed for stealing and not for terror-related offences.

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A statement said:

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It is important to note that the man’s background does not change the seriousness of this incident.

The prison’s general manager has been suspended while an investigation takes place.

In a press conference the Head of the Prison Officer’s branch of the Public Services Union Steve McMahon said prison officers were ‘distressed by the alleged incident’ adding: “It’s quite a horrendous piece of work, not unlike torture.”

Hraichie will appear in court on May 23.


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