Cleric who staged own abduction handed over to prosecutor


Lebanon’s Public Prosecutor Said Mirza handed over Majdel Anjar Imam Sheikh Mohammed Abdel Fatah al-Majzoub ( Majthoub) and his accomplice Kamal Ali Handouss to the Bekaa’s Prosecutor’s office.

Both were arrested on charges of false abduction and the provocation of sectarian tension.

Commenting on the incident former PM Fouad Siniora said that the above case is now in the hands of the Judiciary stressing “that what happened could have had severe repercussions on civil peace and we should deal with perpetrators justly regardless of their identity.”

Siniora also stressed the need to deal firmly with this case and to be a lesson for those tempted to repeat such incidents in the future