The following Lebanese officials were summoned on Monday to appear before a Syrian court for a lawsuit filed against them by Maj. Gen. Jamil Sayyed accusing them of slander, depriving him of his freedom and falsifying witnesses in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Former ministers Marawan Hamadeh, Charles Rizk and Hasan al-Sabaa as well as ex-MP Elias Atallah, State Prosecutor Saeed Mirza and magistrates Saqr Saqr and Elias Eid, in addition to former head of Lebanon’s military intelligence Johnny Abdo.

Local media on Tuesday reported that Syria was considering revoking the warrants, but a statement by Sayyed’s office denied Syria has withdrawn the summons. The statement said ” only Sayyed has the right to withdraw the case or transfer it to the International Criminal Court,” added the statement.

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