INTERROGATION OF AOUNISTS AN LF ACTIVISTS POSTPONED November 15, 2001 11:25 AM

Discours et Textes, Samir Geagea

The judicial interrogation of 9 supporters of Gen. Michel Aoun and four activists of Samir Geagea’s Lebanese Forces has been postponed until Jan. 22.
Examining magistrate Joseph Kazzi ordered the postponement at the request of defense attorneys, who had asked for extra time to study the case.

The attorneys said most of the 13 defendants cannot legally be prosecuted without the permission of the bar association.

Most prominent among the defendants is Brig. Gen. Nadim Lteif, top coordinator of Gen. Aoun’s Free Patriotic Movement (FPM).

Among FPM defendants are Hikmat Deeb, lawyers Fadi Barakat, Antoine Nasrallah, Walid Dagher and Elie Bitar.

Other FPM activists involved were engineer Selim Aoun, dentist Fouad Farhat and Patrick Misthi.

Defendants of Geagea’s LF are Nader Nader, Sharbel Abi Akl, Simon Mosallam and Tony Yazbek.

All have been charged with inciting anti-government disorders early in August.

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