The media office of the “Lebanese Forces” party denied what was circulated about the summoning of party leader Samir Geagea by the Lebanese judiciary to hear his testimony about the Tayouneh events, which led to the killing of 7 people.
The office said in a statement: “We have not been officially notified of any summons to party leader Samir Geagea to listen to his testimony about the Tayouneh events.”
Informed sources revealed to Reuters on Thursday that the Lebanese military court will request Geagea’s testimony in the violence that erupted last week in Beirut.
While Geagea commented on this news, saying: “If it is true that a military court wants to hear my testimony regarding the Beirut violence, then it should listen to the testimony of (Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan) Nasrallah before me.”
At least 7 people were killed during armed unrest in the Tayouneh area in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, last Thursday, which the authorities described as an attack on demonstrators who were heading to participate in a protest called by “Hezbollah” and the “Amal” movement to demand the dismissal of the investigating judge in the Beirut port explosion.
The leaderships of “Hezbollah” and “Amal Movement” had said that “groups of the “Lebanese Forces” party spread on the rooftops of buildings and practiced direct sniping for premeditated killing,” while the head of the media apparatus in communicating with the “Lebanese Forces” party, Charles Jabbour, responded, saying One of the snipers in the Tayouneh incidents was affiliated with Hezbollah, and he was smuggled in a car.