7 Men Face Death Penalty in Assassination of Hizbullah Official

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A military examining magistrate indicted on Thursday seven men on terrorism charges that could result in the death penalty for their links to the assassination of a former Hizbullah official in 2004.

Judge Imad al-Zain issued his indictment that called for sentencing four Lebanese and one Egyptian to death along with two other people who are on the run.

The Hizbullah official, Ghalib Awali, was killed in a car bomb blast in Beirut's southern suburbs on July 19, 2004.

The explosion occurred outside his home in the Mouawad district.

At the time Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed to cut off the hands of the killers, saying the attack was carried out either by Israeli agents who infiltrated into Lebanon with European, American or other foreign passports, or at the hands of local Lebanese agents.

Al-Zain issued arrest warrants against the suspects and referred them to the permanent military court for trial.

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Missing whyaskwhy 03 January 2013, 11:37

Surely all 7 were from the good old USA as no Lebanese would want to see harm come to Hizballah or its peaceful offcials?

Missing peace 03 January 2013, 12:00

waw! they caught straight away these people but no one so far in the assassinations of M14 people or lebanese journalists!!! strange isn t it? lol!!!

Thumb bigsami 03 January 2013, 17:50

Well said peace. How ironic right! Just shows you the true picture of the scums in control!

Thumb jcamerican 04 January 2013, 10:34

Where did they catch them?

Default-user-icon Broumanapride (Guest) 03 January 2013, 12:24

Peace brings up a good point Bernard. After all, Mr. Hariri was murdered in early 2005 and still, no one is caught or brought to justice.
You really didn't have to resort to name calling. After all, you made yourself look like a fool (not that you are one) by your demeanor and limited knowledge ...
May God bless you with His wisdom.

Missing broumanapride 03 January 2013, 12:28

Peace bring up a valid point. After all, Mr. Hariri was assassinated in early 2005 and still no answers.
Bernard, I recommend that you check your facts before throwing insults around. After all, you made yourself look like a fool (not that you really are!) by your disrespectful comments to "peace" and limited knowledge on the topic at hand.
May the Lord give you His wisdom and knowledge.

Thumb jcamerican 04 January 2013, 10:31

Do you have alzheimer's disease?

Missing peace 03 January 2013, 12:49

cool man cool! seems you are in no hurry also to find the culprits... afraid of the results maybe....

Thumb Chupachups 03 January 2013, 13:24

bernard.. doesn't matter if it was before or not, some investigations are quicker than others. Bleaze next time, think before you type.

Thumb Chupachups 03 January 2013, 13:24

.....aaaaaaannnnd nobody cares.

Thumb slash 03 January 2013, 13:35

Bernard: did the grandfather been held responsible for the church massacre ? it was long before 2004 and we didnt hear a word :)

Thumb slash 03 January 2013, 17:34

he was ? how ? by becoming president of the lebanese republic FT ?

Missing gabby12 03 January 2013, 16:52

The hezz are guarding the 4 wanted for Harriri. Why is that?

Thumb lebanon_first 03 January 2013, 17:13

The only crimes that get justice are against HA in lebanon. HA's official is killed, they kill 7 people "pilgrims" are kidnapped, they stop the country.... What about the priest that was kidnapped by a hezbollahi in Baalbeck? Shouldnt the thug be in jail instead of being "convinced" to release him?

Thumb lebanon_first 03 January 2013, 19:23

a world of difference...

Thumb LebDinosaur 03 January 2013, 17:44

How did they surface this one out now? To show some sympathy towards Hezb and that they are "also" targeted and not just m14?

Bullshit. And why such a severe penalty for killing a person that probably has blood on his hands himself. So, justice for Hezb only and not anyone else?

How about the 4 named in Hariri's assassination?

Default-user-icon Ibrahim (Guest) 03 January 2013, 22:08

Well if its all about justice then
what about those 4 from hizbollah that
Assassinated rafik al hariri and Wissam al hasan?
Or these guys are sunnah they don't count??
Whoever wants or intend to kill should be punished the same way no one is perfect
And hasan nsrallah should be the first to go.
Someone tell 3emad el zein to shut his mouth
Because justice is for all not for special groups

Default-user-icon Ibrahim (Guest) 03 January 2013, 22:11

Well if its all about justice then
what about those 4 from hizbollah that
Assassinated rafik al hariri and Wissam al hasan?
Or these guys are sunnah they don't count??
Whoever wants or intend to kill should be punished the same way no one is perfect
And hasan nsrallah should be the first to go.
Someone tell 3emad el zein to shut his mouth
Because justice is for all not for special groups

Default-user-icon Free Lebanese (Guest) 04 January 2013, 05:38

And how many of Hizbollah are sentenced to death for killing Army pilot Samer Hanna, Rafic Hariri, Wissam Hassan and others... They sentence 7 people to death to give justice to a terrorist party... shame on this judge,and God bless the soul of the martyrs.