Hammoud Remands al-Hajj, Hacker, Releases Wife

State Prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud announced Wednesday that he has wrapped up the investigations that were held under his supervision by the Intelligence Branch of the Internal Security Forces in the so-called Itani-Hajj case.

“He remanded two people in custody pending further investigations and ordered the release of a third person,” the National News Agency said.

Hammoud referred “the entire file to the State Commissioner to the Military Court,” NNA added.

Media reports said the released person is the wife of detained hacker E.Gh.

Lt. Col. Suzanne al-Hajj and the hacker were arrested last week on charges of framing detained comedian Ziad Itani in a fake spying for Israel case.

Media reports said al-Hajj asked the hacker to fabricate electronic evidence against Itani to take revenge on him for posting a screenshot of a 'like' she had placed on a tweet by controversial TV director Charbel Khalil.

The 'like' cost al-Hajj her job as head of the ISF anti-cybercrime unit.

In the 2017 tweet, Khalil had quipped that “Saudi women are only allowed to drive if the car is booby-trapped.”

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