Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk lays a cornerstone for the annex in Roumieh for high security prisonesr, Monday, June 16, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk vowed Monday to confront terrorism in Lebanon, be it around the country or inside the prison.During comments at the new wing's groundbreaking, Machnouk spoke about recent developments in Iraq, describing the radical Islamists advancing on the ground as "terrorists" and stressing that Lebanon was not totally isolated from what was happening there.The new building, where high-security prisoners will be placed, was described as "very important" by Internal Security Forces spokesman Joseph Moussallem. He added that the ISF was working with the Interior Minister to implement a full reform of Lebanese prisons and said that similar initiatives would be undertaken in four other prisons around the country.
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