| 19 May 2024, Sunday |

Lebanese military court charges Christian politician Geagea over Beirut violence, judicial source says

According to a judicial source, a Lebanese military court has charged leading Christian politician Samir Geagea in connection with deadly clashes in Beirut last October.

According to a member of Geagea’s Lebanese Forces party, the charge against him is political, and the investigation into the violence has always been political.

Seven people were killed in the Oct. 14 clashes near an old frontline of the 1975-90 civil war, all of whom belonged to the Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah and its Shi’ite ally the Amal Movement.

Geagea is a strong critic of Hezbollah and has denied previous accusations by Hezbollah that the Lebanese Forces party was responsible for the deaths.

  • Reuters