Al-Mustaqbal MP al-Daher Receives New Death Threatsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc MP Khaled al-Daher said on Saturday that he received new death threats after several March 14-led opposition lawmakers received similar threats recently.
“I received new death threats via a telephone call to my bodyguard,” al-Daher told LBCI.
He pointed out that his bodyguard telephoned him around 4:40 p.m. saying that he received a telephone call from an unknown person telling him to “convey a message to me.”
“Tell your boss that he will be (shattered) like his friend was... You will get the same fate,”al-Daher said.
He noted that his bodyguard said that the accent of the caller is “Syrian.”
“They are using a new method to intimidate us,” al-Daher added, confirming that he informed Internal Security Forces chief Ashraf Rifi about the incident.
In October, March 14 alliance MPs Ammar Houri, Ahmed Fatfat, Hadi Hbeish, Khaled al-Daher and Nuhad al-Mashnouq said that they were texted death threats from a Syrian telephone number before and after Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau head Wissam al-Hasan's assassination.
The opposition has demanded that Prime Minister Najib Miqati resign, accusing him of covering for the murderers of Hasan on October 19.
On Tuesday, Former Minister Fawzi Hobeish confirmed reports that he and his son al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc MP Hadi Hobeish received death threats.
He said that five unknown assailants aboard a BMW X5 model with tainted glass blocked the way off his car near Ghazir junction and asked his driver to convey a message to “me and to my son.”
“You and your son should watch out as your time is near,” the assailants said in the message, according to Hobeish.
Media reports said that the ISF Intelligence Bureau arrested recently a Nigerian national who was allegedly monitoring the Beirut residence of the mother of al-Mashnouq.