Interior Minister investigates assault against Syrian refugees in Amcheit

Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nouhad Mashnouk, on Wednesday launched an investigation into a number of stories that have been spread through social media networks about a number of assaults by municipality police targeting Syrian refugees in some Lebanese regions, the Minister’s information bureau said in a statement.

The Minister duly tasked Mount Lebanon region Commander, Brigadier Jihad Howayek, to immediately investigate the matter and contacted the concerned municipality to make sure such incidents will not be repeated.

The Minister also extended a letter to Amcheit municipality head asking him to halt similar transgressions, warning as well from the mal-use of authority by municipality police.

Mashnouk will be issuing a general statement within the coming few hours prohibiting and warning municipality police from all sorts of transgressions under the threat of legal prosecution.

Source: National News Agency

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