Lebanese Forces jailed commander Samir Geagea has been allowed to leave his solitary confinement at the defense ministry in Yarze for dental treatment of toothache at the military hospital in Beirut’s mid-city Badaro residential district.
Prosecutor-General Adnan Addoum has approved the transfer, the first for Geagea since he received his last of four life terms in 1999 for a total of 120 years in jail.
Addoum’s Okay came during a meeting with Geagea’s wife, Sethrida, and his defense attorneys. Geagea has been suffering from toothache and gum infection in recent weeks. The transfer is expected to be carried out once the written plea by the attorneys is filed through the proper channels, the media reported on Tuesday.
Geagea has been in prison since 1994, when the government outlawed the Lebanese Forces. Pleas for parole have been denied.