Head of the investigation department in Mount Lebanon summoned former MP Fares Souaid to appear next Monday as a defendant after Hezbollah filed a lawsuit and charged him of inciting sectarian strife in Lebanon.
The subpoena text mentioned that an arrest warrant will be issued against Souaid if he does not appear on Monday before the judge.
Souaid has been adamant on accusing Hezbollah of any strife that erupts in the country in a bid to defame the party that constitutes the largest popular base.
Hezbollah said earlier it is suing a former lawmaker and a website affiliated with a political party for defamation, after they accused the party of being responsible for the devastating explosion at Beirut’s port this summer.
Hezbollah’s legal representative Ibrahim Moussawi said the accusations, leveled by Fares Souaid and the website of the right-wing Lebanese Forces party, were misleading.
Moussawi told a press conference outside the courts house that blaming the group threatens to disrupt social peace in Lebanon, at a time when the United States is exerting maximum pressure on Hezbollah and its allies.
Source: Al-Manar English Website