Kataeb leader Samy Gemayel on Thursday condemned the attack that targeted a student campaigner at the Bisri valley, blasting the growing oppression in the country.
"It seems that we have moved from a police state that suppresses its citizens to a state where mercenaries are hired to attack peaceful activists who are only trying to protect the most beautiful and endangered Lebanese areas,” Gemayel wrote on Twitter.
During a tour at the Bisri valley over the weekend, Roland Nassour, a student at the American University of Beirut and member of the National Campaign to Protect the Bisri Valley, was severely beaten by men he claims to be affiliated to the Council for Development and Reconstruction that is in charge of the controversial Bisri Dam project.
Nassour lost part of his left ear in the assault.
He will file a lawsuit against two people whom he accuses of attacking.