Aoun: Judiciary must prosecute instead of evading its responsibility


President Michel Aoun stressed Tuesday that the judiciary “must deserve its independence” instead of “begging for it.”

“Alone I have taken the oath to be loyal to the constitution and laws of the Lebanese nation, and the pillars of our constitutional system include powers’ separation, balance and cooperation, not the hegemony of an authority over another,” Aoun tweeted.

“The judiciary must deserve its independence, not beg for it, and it must prosecute when needed, instead of evading its responsibility out of subordination to another authority or reluctance,” the President added.

He was apparently referring to Beirut Attorney General Judge Ziad Abu Haidar’s recent refusal to press charges against Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh as requested in a memo sent to him by State Prosecutor Ghassan Oueidat.

Abu Haidar instead referred the file anew to the Financial Prosecution, arguing that the jurisdiction belongs to it and that Salameh is suspected of committing offenses related to “public funds embezzlement, illicit enrichment and money laundering,” LBCI television said.

The TV network also noted that the Financial Prosecution had refused to receive the file from Abu Haidar, arguing that the suspected offenses do not fall under its jurisdiction.

Comments 4
Thumb EagleDawn 28 June 2022, 18:57

“بتبقى انت الحلم، والحلم ما بيشيخ”
الله يحميك
بي الكل
A fearless man - A real leader - A true statesman

Thumb SheikYerbouti 28 June 2022, 20:02

"Michel Aoun stressed" LOL. Napping Aoun doesn't know twitter from an abacus! His Twitter account as his presidency are controlled and managed by the ex-Emile Lahoud crisis squad, headed by Jreissati with Constantine and others who are now mercenaries working for Gebran Bassil.

Missing samiam 29 June 2022, 11:58

Aoun tweeted...

Ok, who in the world thinks that the old man knows what twitter is and that a tweet is other thn a sound emitted from a bird.

More or less, this is the sil or another tweeting on behalf of the old man---the twitter account of the 'presidency' is a farce.

Thumb 29 June 2022, 15:45

Tweets…. At the 3asfooriyeh aka the Baabda nursing home? Mmmhhhh …right.