Judge Demands Hard Labor Life Sentence for al-Hayek in Harb Murder Plotإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr asked on Wednesday for a sentence of life in prison with hard labor for a Hizbullah member in the attempted assassination of Batroun MP Butros Harb.
Saqr referred the request against Mahmoud al-Hayek to Military Examining Magistrate Fadi Sawan to issue the indictment.
Sawan issued last month an in absentia arrest warrant for al-Hayek after Saqr charged him with the assassination attempt on Harb last year and with carrying out acts of terror.
Harb, a March 14 opposition lawmaker, escaped the assassination bid after residents of a building in which his office is located in the Beirut district of Badaro discovered individuals trying to booby-trap the elevator.
A string of high-level assassinations struck Lebanon between 2004 and 2008, targeting political, media and security figures who vocally opposed the Syrian government, including former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri who was killed in a powerful car bomb blast in February 2005.