Hammoud Demands Lifting Qanso's Immunity over Suleiman Rowإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Acting General Prosecutor Judge Hammoud referred on Friday to the caretaker Justice Minister, Shakib Qortbawi, a request demanding lifting immunity off MP Ali Qanso.
Qanso had accused President Michel Suleiman of high treason in light of the latter's filing of memorandums to the Arab League and United Nations on Syria's violations of Lebanese territory.
On June 21, the president demanded that measure be taken against the Baath Party MP, Qanso, over his statements.
Suleiman had defended his decision to send the memos, saying that his move was constitutional.
The president said that he is only interested in “safeguarding Lebanon and its citizens,” denying accusations that he is defending the Syrian opposition.
Syrian regime troops have carried out attacks on Lebanese border areas, mainly air raids on the northeastern town of Arsal, which has become an escape route for rebels and people running away from the fighting in Syria.