Supreme Judicial Council Urges Prosecution of Wahhab

The Supreme Judicial Council on Tuesday condemned ex-minister Wiam Wahhab's recent criticism of the judiciary, asking the state prosecutor to take legal action against him.

In a statement, the Council said it “reviewed the content of Sunday evening's episode of al-Jadeed TV's 'al-Osbou Fi Saa' show,” condemning “the insults against the judiciary and its authority and judges by one of the participants, ex-minister Wiam Wahhab, who defamed the judiciary and questioned its work.”

“In light of the seriousness and gravity of these acts, the Council has decided to ask the state prosecutor to conduct the necessary investigations and file a lawsuit against anyone involved,” the Council added.

During the episode, Wahhab called for “jailing” First Military Examining Magistrate Riad Abu Ghida “should Ziad Itani turn out to be innocent.”

“Who will restore Ziad Itani's dignity? Are these the people whom we will entrust with people's lives?” Wahhab wondered.

He also called on Justice Minister Salim Jreissati to “make a revolution in the judiciary.”

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