Arrest Warrant Issued against Rifaat Eid, 14 Others in Tripoli

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The military judiciary issued on Thursday an arrest warrant in absentia against Arab Democratic Party politburo chief Rifaat Eid days after he was charged with belonging to an armed group, possession of arms and inciting sedition.

The state-run National News Agency also reported that State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged 15 Lebanese and Syrian suspects in the case of Eid.

He also charged 14 others from Bab al-Tabbaneh, including one apprehended suspect, with belonging to an armed group, undermining the state's authority and assaulting civilian and military institutions.

The two cases were referred to the First Military Investigation Judge Riyad Abu Ghida.

On Saturday, State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged 12 Lebanese, including Eid, with seeking to carry out terrorist acts and involvement in gunbattles between the rival neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh in the northern city of Tripoli.

Ten suspects, including Eid, are fugitives and only one Lebanese suspect was apprehended.

Rifaat's father, Ali Eid, is wanted for questioning over an August twin car bomb attack against two Sunni mosques in Tripoli that killed 45 people.

Security forces kicked off last week a security plan in Tripoli, seizing arms depots and detaining wanted suspects, who are involved in security chaos in the area.

Even in this deployment, top wanted men fled, including Rifaat and his father, after they were given a warning of the implementation of the plan.

Tripoli witnesses frequent gunbattles between two of the impoverished neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh, which is dominated by Sunnis who support Syrian rebels, and Jabal Mohsen, which is dominated by Alawites, who share the same sect as Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Comments 11
Thumb smarty 10 April 2014, 14:36

it's way too early.... wait for him to settle down in Lattaquie

Thumb geha 10 April 2014, 17:20

nasrallah the leader of the Iranian militia should be jailed too.
this criminal is responsible for the killings, bombings, deterioration of our economy, ....

such scum should not be allowed to be free.

Default-user-icon Hammerhead (Guest) 10 April 2014, 15:34

Appease the Sunni community by issuing an arrest warrant against Eid, and disarm them in the process. I am not against disarming them but HA should be disarmed to.

Thumb lebanon_first 10 April 2014, 15:40

Damn... I didn't know that "belonging to an armed group" was illegal. Most of tebbaneh, brital and dahieh are illegal then?

Thumb cedre 10 April 2014, 18:26

all south, all bekaa...

Thumb FlameCatcher 10 April 2014, 15:54

Yalla, go look for him in Dahyé where Hezbollah has opened a club for retired Terrorists and Assassins !

Free membership for all killers of politicians or whoever has killed tens or hundreds per bomb blast !

Thumb popeye 10 April 2014, 15:56

Ironic, they issue an arrest warrant for a sectarian criminal after they escorted him in a VIP army intelligence convoy to Dahieh.

Missing coolmec 10 April 2014, 16:31

Ha Ha Ha popeye
So true I did not think of it He did get escorted and now stuck with an arrest warrant. Only in Lebanon....

Missing cedars 11 April 2014, 02:21

You forgot an important one: steal and tap the state infrastructure (build the militia network using the government cables and manholes) victims: Eid

Missing forces 11 April 2014, 06:00

We'll argued gents. It appears FT has just experienced a sudden change of wind direction and got burnt by his own divice. Jumblot would have been proud of his manoeuvring In all fairness the M8 marketing dept wasn't here to save him. New name flamed chicken. :) enjoy your day

Missing forces 11 April 2014, 06:01