Al-Mustaqbal Urges Miqati to Resign and Tripoli MPs to Boycott Parliamentary Sessionsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Al-Mustaqbal movement urged Prime Minister Najib Miqati and Tripoli ministers on Sunday to resign after the General Security Department lured Shadi al-Mawlawi to arrest him on suspicion of contacting a terrorist organization.
Following a meeting held by al-Mustaqbal Coordination Council in the northern city, the conferees condemned in a statement al-Mawlawi’s arrest after luring him to Finance Minister Mohammed al-Safadi’s Social Services Center under the pretext of granting him a health care benefit.
The statement slammed the “audacity” of the security agency, saying it “disrespected the immunity that any MP enjoys in a democratic system.”
“We urge Prime Minister Najib Miqati and the city’s ministers to immediately submit their resignations over the violation of public and personal freedoms in clear contravention of the Lebanese constitution,” it said.
The statement, which was read by al-Mustaqbal official Mustafa Alloush, also called on Tripoli MPs to boycott parliamentary sessions and meetings of legislative committees pending the release of al-Mawlawi.
Alloush also demanded a “clear and honest apology from the General Security Department for harming Tripoli and its citizens.”
Al-Mawlawi’s arrest caused gunbattles between the rival neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen that left three people, including a soldier, dead.
Another meeting was held on Sunday at the house of MP Mohammed Kabbara by lawmakers Khaled al-Daher, Moeen al-Merehbi and security leaderships.
The conferees agreed to withdraw gunmen from the streets to pave way for the army’s deployment to contain the fighting.