Miqati Refers Hasan Assassination to Judicial Council
[An Nahar] Prime Minister Najib Miqati signed on Tuesday the decree to refer the case of the liquidation of Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau head Wissam al-Hasan's to the judicial council.
The decree has also been referred to President Michel Suleiman
...before assuming office as President, he held the position of commander of the Leb Armed Forces. That was after the previous commander, the loathesome Emile Lahoud, took office as president in November of 1998. Likely the next president of Leb will be whoever's commander of the armed forces, too...
Miqati informed Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi of his step, stressing the need to name the judicial investigator who will handle the case.
Hasan was killed in a massive car boom in Beirut's Ashrafiyeh district on Friday.
He played a major role in the investigation in the liquidation of former Premier Rafik Hariri in 2005.
He also played a great role in uncovering terrorist and Israeli espionage networks in Leb, as well as the arrest of former minister Michel Samaha.
The former minister, a close ally of Syria, was tossed in the slammer
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
in August on charges of forming a criminal gang aimed at carrying out attacks in Leb at Syria's behest.
The March 14-led opposition in Leb and Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid
... Druze politician, head of the Progressive Socialist Party, who's been on every side in Leb at least four times. He'll sell you his friends for a dollar, but family comes higher because of shipping and handling...
accused the Syrian regime of being behind Hasan and Hariri's murders.
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