Hamadeh: For Parliamentary Probe into Acts of Some Army Intelligence, General Security Agentsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
MP Marwan Hamadeh on Sunday announced that a number of lawmakers will seek a parliamentary probe into “the acts of some army intelligence and General Security agents,” urging Akkar’s residents not to blame the entire military institution for the shooting death of Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Wahed at an army checkpoint in Akkar earlier in the day.
“In light of what has been taking place since weeks in some security agencies, especially army intelligence and the General Security, we will call, together with some colleagues, for the formation of a parliamentary commission of inquiry with judicial powers in order to probe the behavior of some personnel belonging to these agencies, which have put the country’s domestic and foreign security in danger, especially after what happened with the Qatari sheikh, citizen Shadi al-Mawlawi and Sheikh Abdul Wahed,” Hamadeh said in a statement.
He noted that “the alleged Takfiri cell is still in custody despite a judicial ruling to release its members,” condemning “the assassination of Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Wahed and his companion without a reason or a warning from the army checkpoint.”
“We promise you that we will not remain silent … over practices that are part of efforts by the crumbling regime in Damascus to blow up the situations in Lebanon ahead of its downfall,” Hamadeh added.
Abdul Wahed was shot dead at an army checkpoint in the Akkar town of al-Kweikhat while on his way to a rally organized by MP Khaled Daher and the relatives of the victims of the May 7, 2008 clashes in the area, that was scheduled to be held concurrently with a rival rally organized by the Syrian Social National Party to commemorate the victims of the May 10, 2008 “Halba massacre” that left 11 SSNP members dead.