25/03/2022

Sovereigntist Front for Lebanon responds to charges against Geagea relating to Ain alRemmaneh violence

The Sovereigntist Front for Lebanon called the official charges against the head of the Lebanese Forces party, Samir Geagea, which accused him of involvement in last October’s violence in Ain al-Remmaneh, a “politicized claim”, and said that it would move forward with its criminal complaint previously submitted against Secretary General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah.

After the Ain al-Remmaneh and Chiyah areas in central Beirut witnessed clashes with automatic weapons last October, which resulted in the killing of seven people and the injury of more than thirty others, a judicial case was opened. The case is being politicized by judges affiliated with the Iranian Hezbollah in Lebanon, as Judge Fadi Akiki has charged the head of the Lebanese Forces party, Samir Geagea.

The Lebanese Forces party responded by saying that there is a rivalry between Akiki and the party, and that he submitted an additional allegation on the 22nd of March in which he accused Samir Geagea of several criminal offenses.

In this context, the Sovereigntist Front for Lebanon responded to the politicized claim against the head of the Lebanese Forces party by saying that it would attend a meeting with the lawyers assigned to the people of Ain al-Remmaneh, who had previously filed a criminal complaint against Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah.

Judge Ghada Aoun referred the complaint to the investigation branch of the General Directorate of State Security in Mount Lebanon, which has not acted so far.

According to the Front’s sources, it is heading towards escalation, and will not be satisfied with holding a press conference and broadcasting a statement, but will take other steps and measures.