On Monday, Lebanese citizens filed a judicial complaint against Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General of Hezbollah, against the backdrop of the bloody Tayouneh events that occurred in the capital, Beirut, about two weeks ago.
Local media has quoted lawyer Elie Mahfoud, who is close to the Lebanese Forces party, as saying that “14 Lebanese from the Ain al-Rummaneh area filed a complaint with the Public Prosecution against Hassan Nasrallah.” He has pointed out that many residents of the Christian-majority area were affected by the destruction of their property during the events, and there are several pictures of armed people affiliated with the Hezbollah who participated in the bloody clashes.
“The complaint against Hassan Nasrallah calls on the authorities to investigate him to find out whether he was a participant, instigator, or perpetrator of the events,” according to Mahfoud.
It is noteworthy that armed confrontations erupted on October 14, on Al-Tayouneh Street between the areas of Chiyah and Ain Al-Rummaneh – Badaro, killing 7 people and wounding 32 others.
The events began with heavy gunfire during a demonstration organized by supporters of the Hezbollah group and the Amal movement to denounce the decisions of Judge Tariq Bitar, the judicial investigator in the Beirut port explosion case.
Following the bloody events that lasted 5 hours, Hezbollah and Amal officials accused the Lebanese Forces of carrying out an “armed ambush” against demonstrators supporting the two groups, which the latter denied.
It is noteworthy that the military court announced last Thursday that Samir Geagea had been summoned to hear his statements about the events, following the confessions of the detainees in the case.
“I am under the law as the leader of a legitimate Lebanese party, but to straighten up the justice, the judiciary must deal with all parties in the country on the basis that they are under the law (in reference to the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah),” Geagea said via twitter, commenting on the summons decision.