Mashnouk: Roumieh prison operation finished

APRIL 20, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Interior and Municipalities Minister Nuhad Mashnouk said on Monday that “the security forces carried out an operation at Roumieh prison and controlled the riot,” stressing that there isn’t an emirate of terrorism inside the prison.

He pointed that the problem was due to overcrowding after a hundred thousand prisoners were put in a building which can contain a maximum of four hundred.

The minister said that the prison’s block B will be achieved within 15 days and the inmates will be distributed in a security way.