Arrest warrant awaits Sayyed if he does not respond to the summon, report


Former General Security chief Jamil as-Sayyed awaits an arrest warrant if he does not respond to the summon , MTV quoted an anonymous judicial source as saying on Sunday.

The judiciary will not revoke its summon as demanded by Hezbollah the sources stressed.

The summon was issued by Judge Mirza against Sayyed for threatening Hariri and the state.

This comes after Hezbollah issued a statement on Friday in which it called on the judiciary to revoke Attorney General Judge Said Mirza’s decision to summon Sayyed for questioning after Sayyed said on September 12 that “[Prime Minister Saad Hariri] should take a lie detector test to prove he did not support or fund false witnesses in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).” The former General Security chief also threatened to take his right “with his own hands” if Hariri did not give it to him.

Sayyed made the threats following a meeting with Syrian president Bashar al Assad in Damascus

AFP reported that Sayyed was accompanied from the airport by armed Hezbollah bodyguards when he returned to Beirut on Saturday after a short visit to France.

During his press conference at the lounge, the former security chief launched a vehement attack against Prime Minister Saad Hariri, State Prosecutor Said Mirza, Police Chief Maj. Gen. Ashraf Rifi and Detlev Mehlis, former head of the U.N. investigation into the assassination of ex-PM Rafik Hariri.

Lebanon Internal Security chief Gen. Ashraf Rifi slammed Maj. Gen. Jamil Sayyed on Saturday in a statement:”Prisons are made for you and people like you and for killers under your protection.”

Sayyed has argued that Mirza is not legally qualified to take judicial action against him because Mirza is one of several Lebanese and Syrian public figures named as defendants in a lawsuit Sayyed filed in Damascus in December 2009.

Sayyed along with 3 other generals was detained from 2005 to 2009 on suspicion of involvement in former PM Rafik Hariri’s murder. In April 2009, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL ) ordered their release without charges due to insufficient evidence. STL prosecutor made it clear at the time they were set free that their release did not mean they are Innocent and that once more evidence is available they could be back in jail.