Arrest Warrant Issued against Ghabash for Framing Army Adjutant

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First Examining Magistrate of Beirut Riad Abu Ghida on Monday issued an arrest warrant for the hacker Elie Ghabash on charges of “fabricating a spying for Israel case against army adjutant Ishaq Dgheim.”

The National News Agency said the arrest warrant was issued after Ghabash “confessed to all the charges.”

The hacker was arrested a few weeks ago on charges of framing the comedian Ziad Itani in a similar case. He has claimed that he had acted on instructions from Lt. Col. Suzanne al-Hajj, the former head of the anti-cyber crime bureau.

Itani was freed around a month ago as arrest warrants were issued for al-Hajj and Ghabash in the case.

According to media reports, Ghabash's wife has told interrogators that al-Hajj had offered her a bribe to convince her husband to retract his confession that he had acted on instructions from the sacked lieutenant colonel.

Media reports say al-Hajj had 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.”

Media reports say al-Hajj and Ghabash are also involved in other hacking attacks.

Comments 8
Thumb lubnani.masi7i 19 March 2018, 15:54

Isn't interesting..... have not read about 'spies' or 'terrorists' 'confessing' to their deeds since Al Hajj's arrest.

Thumb ex-fpm 19 March 2018, 17:48

yes, we used to read statements issued by General Security almost daily claiming people 'confessed':)

Thumb s.o.s 19 March 2018, 16:06

Magistrate abu Ghida should spend 20 years in jail and confess to crimes he may or may not have committed. All these innocent people jailed and tortured losing priceless years because he’s a corrupt and incompetent twat.

Thumb ex-fpm 19 March 2018, 17:49

Suzanne Al Hajj will be out in no time.

Thumb i.report 19 March 2018, 23:35

malheureusement, oui!

All she'll need to do is pass by Gibran Bassil's office, get on her knees, you can imagine what will follow (maybe ask for forgiveness??? but I doubt it, she was conniving with the FPM). It'll be a quickie.

problem solved.

Thumb ex-fpm 19 March 2018, 17:51

It is systematic and widely spread. Read some of the comments here like those of mowaten and mystic, etc. The minute they disagree with you, you become an israeli agent. Do you think those in charge of these 'security' agencies are any different. They are all hezbollah approved appointees.

Thumb s.o.s 19 March 2018, 18:45

Can anyone tell me what sect Abu Ghida is from and what his political affiliation is?

Thumb whyaskwhy 19 March 2018, 22:17

Lebanon continues to be under the SyrIranian rule and hence expect the same policies to continue.