“The Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) will continue to expose every file related to the fight against corruption, and it salutes every judge who dares to find the truth and performs his duties despite the injustice to which [the judge] is sometimes exposed to,” said the FPM’s political body, in a statement issued after its periodic electronic meeting chaired today by its Chief, MP Gebran Bassil.
In this context, the FPM politburo called on popular and reformist political forces to “reject the subsequent abuse of those who defend the rights of the people, specifically those in the judiciary.”
“It is not permissible to frustrate people’s hopes for reform and strike those who represent the anti-corruption slogan,” conferees added.
The statement also urged Justice Minister and the Supreme Judicial Council to “assume their responsibilities and not to remain silent about the bad reputation, bad performance and bad arbitration of the judiciary.”
Commenting on the government formation file, the Movement’s Political Council confirmed that they would not refrain from urging Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to form a government on the basis of the Charter and the Constitution, in coordination with the President of the Republic.
Regarding Lebanon’s maritime borders, the Council considered that “the issue should be dealt with at a high level of responsibility and with a national strategy that runs between two boundaries: not to compromise rights and the oil and gas wealth as a result of the inability to take any bold decision and between the abusive and harmful setbacks of any careless decision taken by Lebanon.”
“President of the Republic, who is entrusted with the constitution and rights, is the one we rely on to adopt a good policy that allows us to invest our wealth and prevents us from losing opportunities and the resulting damages,” the Movement’s political body statement concluded.