Hezbollah condemned for calling indicted criminals ‘holy’


Kateb bloc MP Elie Marouni said that Hezbollah MP Nawwaf Moussawi has crossed the line by comparing human beings to saints and icons and should be summoned for investigation.

“MP Nawwaf Moussawi has exceeded norms and values when he compared human beings to saints and icons; as he if took responsibility for the crimes committed. That is why it is important to summon him for investigation considering he adopted the criminals that were indicted by the international tribunal for the murder of the Cedar Revolution martyrs,” he said according to the National News Agency.

Moussawi on Monday said that all those indicted by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) investigating the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri are “holy and iconic.”

Marouni said that he does not believe the people indicted will be turned in or arrested, adding that the laws of the international tribunal will then determine the next step. “Lebanon will pay the price.”

The Kataeb bloc MP commented on Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah upcoming speech later on Tuesday, saying that Nasrallah “will play the same record.”

The Hezbollah chief will reject the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and will refuse to disarm his party, he said.

“[Nasrallah] will use the oil and maritime border file as a new excuse to keep [his] weapons,” said Marouni.

The STL indicted four members of the Syrian- Iranian-backed Hezbollah, but the Shia group ruled out their arrest.

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