SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 18 January 2022, Tuesday |

Will State Security implement the travel ban against Salama?

The General Directorate of State Security – Information, Guidance and Public Relations Department issued the following statement:

In light of the difficult conditions that the country is going through, and instead of efforts being focused on addressing the living and security conditions, some resort to positions based on false information that make the situation worse, the last of which was a tweet by a journalist on 01/12/2022 about the decision to ban the travel of the Governor of the Banque du Liban, which summoned Various responses were received on social media, and it is strange that he stated in another tweet that Judge Aoun was the one who called him and informed him of this.

In order to clarify the truth, the General Directorate of State Security finds itself obligated to clarify that Judge Aoun referred to the Mount Lebanon Regional Directorate of State Security two travel bans against the Governor of the Banque du Liban, and in accordance with the rules of military correspondence and the conduct of mail, a regional directorate cannot directly address the General Directorate of General Security, Therefore, the aforementioned two decisions were sent to the General Directorate of State Security, which in turn included them and sent them to General Security, according to the rules.

The General Directorate of State Security stresses its permanent commitment to the law, which determines how it operates and its procedures.