FPM to take legal action over Karam investigation leaks


Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) MP Ibrahim Kanaan said during an interview with New TV that “starting Monday, the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) will take legal action against media outlets that reported leaks” from the investigation of retired Brigadier General Fayez Karam for espionage.

Karam, who is a senior FPM official, was arrested last Tuesday on suspicion of collaborating with Israel.

Kanaan said that FPM leader Michel Aoun has no knowledge of any collaboration, adding that “we are giving the investigation space, but the leaks are raising suspicions about its nature.”

Karam and Aoun went into exile in France following Aoun’s defeat by the Syrian army in 1990 and both returned to Lebanon following the withdrawal of the Syrian army from Lebanon in 2005.

Most of the leaks about Karam’s investigation are coming from the pro-Hezbollah/ Syrian media.

Hezbollah’s Al Manar reported that Karam has admitted to spying for the Mossad and unveiled that he began collaborating with Israel in the early 1990s.

The pro-Syrian newspaper As-Safir reported on Friday that the Intelligence branch of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) has been investigating Karam’s crimes since 2007.