Lebanon judge indicts Hezbollah member for inciting sectarian strife

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A parade by the Iranian backed Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah militia.

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Judge Abu Ghida issued an indictment against Hussein al-Hussein, the Hezbollah member who was managing the Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade’s fake twitter account and called for his trial at the military court for inciting sectarian strife.

He was arrested on August 14 by the Internal Security Forces, according to al Mustaqbal newspaper.

“Hussein Shaman al-Hussein, born in 1995, is a Lebanese citizen from Baalbek’s Al-Sharawneh neighborhood and is a member of Hezbollah,” a security source told the daily on August 14.

The source also reported that Hussein admitted during the investigations of operating the Twitter account, which claimed a number of terrorist attacks against Shiite targets.

The account also once threatened the Christians of Lebanon and pledged to target churches.

The account also has threatened to target Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq, army chief Gen. Jean Kahwaji and Maj. Suzan al-Hajj, chief of the Internal Security Forces’ Cyber Crime and Intellectual Property Protection bureau.

The arrest appears to dismiss the rumors that the Twitter account was being operated by foreign intelligence agencies or Arab states that were looking to incite sectarian strife.