SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 4 December 2021, Saturday |

“Sawt Beirut International” news bulletin for Monday, October 25, 2021

In today’s news bulletin:

  • What are the latest judicial developments in the file of the raid of Ain al-Remmaneh?
  • What will happen to the municipal elections?
  • What are the methods offered to support the wage earners?

It is a judicial day. It began with the government’s commissioner to the military court, Fadi Akiki, who accused 68 people of the Tayouneh incidents, and ended with the summoning of the Army Intelligence’s investigation branch, the head of the Lebanese Forces party, Samir Geagea, to Yarzeh, as a listener.

Among those two news, there is a third remarkable, represented by the filing of a lawsuit by nine families from Ain El-Remmaneh against Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and all those who appear in the investigation as actor, participant, instigator or interfering in the Tayouneh incidents. The three news are interconnected, because they revolve around one event: the Tayouneh-Ain El-Remmaneh clashes. If Akiki’s claim against 68 people is natural, it is unnatural to call a political tycoon and head of a party considered one of the largest in the country in such a humiliating manner! Geagea was not even called to appear before an investigative judge, but rather before the Investigation Branch of the Army Intelligence! Is it logical? Is this how things usually work?

Then: Whoever sent the bombed invitation knows perfectly well that Samir Geagea is threatened, and that his movements are limited and restricted to a minimum, so why weren’t certain arrangements made to send an investigator to listen to Geagea at his headquarters in Maarab? On the other hand, what about the lawsuit filed by a number of the sons of Ain al-Remmaneh, which constitutes the first criminal lawsuit against Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon?

Will it be seriously dealt with, or will it be thrown away, given that Nasrallah is not affected, and that what applies to Geagea cannot be applied to him? Waiting for the answer, the Lebanese authority today is at stake. Will we be, even for once, in front of a real state that treats all its citizens equally, or will the authority continue its discretion?