Justice Ministry Confirms Receiving Two Syrian Notices against Jumblat, Khashan

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Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi confirmed on Thursday receiving two Syrian legal notices against Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat and journalist Fares Khashan.

LBCI television reported on Thursday afternoon that Rifi has confirmed receiving the notices from the Criminal Court of the Syrian city of Lattakia.

These warrants were issued against Jumblat and Khashan for “undermining the Syrian state's authority.”

"The Syrian embassy handed the two notices to the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which then sent them to the Justice Ministry,” Rifi said.

He also expressed that he was “surprised by these notices.”

"We were particularly surprised because the amnesty ruling issued by the Syrian regime in 2013 included these accusations,” he explained.

"I am currently examining these notices,” LBCI quoted the Justice Minister as saying.

However, the Foreign Ministry denied receiving any of the two warrants, according to the same source.

"The PSP also said it had no former idea about these notices,” LBCI added.

Nevertheless, LBCI aired pictures of the notices, saying they were sent by the Syrian embassy to the Foreign Ministry, and that they were then sent to the Justice Ministry without examining their content.

Former General Security chief Maj. Gen. Jamil Sayyed had announced on October 3, 2010 that his lawyers in Syria informed him of 33 legal in absentia notices issued by the Damascus First Investigative Judge against judges, military officers, politicians, and media personalities, in addition to other Lebanese and foreign figures.

Also, Syrian sources revealed in 2010 that there are warrants issued against Jumblat for “offending” the Syrian people since 2005, when he criticized the regime.

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M.T.

Comments 11
Missing beirutbastard00 22 May 2014, 16:16

Pressure to vote for aoun?

Missing georgeskyp 22 May 2014, 16:45

Samaha is Latakia sipping a Pina Colada and us idiots are still think there is any faith in the Lebanese "injustice" system.

Thumb eagledawn 22 May 2014, 17:18

Bassil the ally of the syrian regime should have never accepted receipt of these documents.

Missing georgeskyp 22 May 2014, 18:24

LOL! you make that sound like its a bad thing

Missing peace 22 May 2014, 18:56

M8ers are happy that the syrian stole lebanese wealth... it gives them the opportunity to say it is the fault of M14 as they have nothing else to say... that is why they thanked syria...

Default-user-icon muhami (Guest) 22 May 2014, 21:23

why wish he was Christian? so what if he is not. If he is the best, then who cares? It says Christian on my Id but I don't care as long we have the best. I am not saying Rifi is the best, he might be but his religion should not matter. Oh wait, we are in Lebanon. never mind

Missing helicopter 23 May 2014, 03:23

You got voted down by Southern, Mystic, Karim, lebaptriot, .... HA supporters for leveling such accusations against their partner in crime, the Syrian regime.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 23 May 2014, 07:34

Karim - Do you really believe that KSA is responsible for even 1/100 of the deaths that the Syrian regime is responsible for in Lebanon? Be honest, once in your life.

Missing tanboul 23 May 2014, 10:46

pajama boy you wish ashraf rifi was christian for him to take more photos with salafists and killers :D i wish he got a facebook account as well so he can easily upload a selfie... i can't understand how you people think !!

Missing tanboul 23 May 2014, 10:47

very patriotic LOL

Thumb Maxx 23 May 2014, 17:28

Last time someone reminded them, Hizb blew up that person.