Jumblat Accuses General Security Chief of Yielding to Syrian Regime over Deportationsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat accused on Thursday General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim of utterly following the Syrian regime’s orders by deporting 14 Syrians.
“It would be useful to remind (Ibrahim) that Syria and during the stability period in the country didn’t have any true concept of independent judicial system, like all the other dictatorial regimes,” Jumblat said in a statement.
He called on the cabinet and the competent Lebanese authorities to clarify the matter and to launch an investigation to determine those who are responsible for it.
The cabinet should “take all the disciplinary measures against the Maj. Gen. and to sack him if necessary to halt this ongoing charade,” Jumblat said.
The General Security deported on Wednesday 14 Syrians wanted for common law not political offences by their country, it said in a communique.
The Druze leader lashed out at Ibrahim, saying that the fate of these 14 men will be “their murder and liquidation before proving them guilty.”
“The accusations are fabricated and match with the Syrian regime’s traditional methods in excluding anyone who opposes it,” Jumblat said.
He stressed his rejection to handing over any Syrian national who had fled into Lebanon for safe haven under any excuse and for any reason.
“This doesn’t come in accordance with the authorities’ decision to disassociate the country to safeguard it. It is merely a biased stance leaning towards the Syrian regime,” Jumblat said.