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معراب تتبنّى «العدالة»... جعجع: للتمييز بين المحكمة والجيش

تبدو معراب بجهوزية تامّة في شهر نيسان، إذ تزدحم أجندتها بسلسلة من اللقاءات والمؤتمرات والمحطات، أبرزها «أزمة العدالة» التي نكبَت أحكامُها لبنانيّي الوطن، وقد عايشَت «القوات اللبنانية» تحديداً فصولَها الصعبة منذ بداية التسعينات، فيما لا يزال اللبنانيون حتى اليوم يعانون من بعض أحكام القضاء العسكري. حاولت «القوات» رفعَ الصوت من خلال اقتراح قانون سعى إلى إلغاء المحاكم العسكرية ، قدّمته عام 2013 إلى مجلس النواب فلم يبصر النور، فعلّت الصوتَ مجدداً أمس من معراب خلال مؤتمر تحت عنوان «إشكالية القضاء العسكري وحقوق الإنسان»، شاركَ فيه نخبة من الاختصاصيين في لبنان ومن الخارج، ونخبة من السلك القضائي والسياسي والأمني والإعلامي. بدأ…

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Military Tribunal postpones espionage hearing

The permanent Military Tribunal Friday postponed the trial of four citizens accused of spying for Israel. Husband and wife Ramez al-Sayyed and Salam Shoukor, along with Hani Matar and Tannous al-Jalad, a Lebanese national who resides in Israel, all stand accused of communicating with Israeli agents and providing them with confidential information. The Military Tribunal adjourned the session until April 25. The information in question related to notable political, religious and security figures. The defendants are also charged with attempting to recruit more agents. The trial had previously been delayed because Matar claimed he was ill. The court subsequently appointed…

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Military Court Seeks to Issue Final Verdict against Samaha to Thwart Case's Transfer

The Military Court of Cassation will likely issue its final verdict against former Information Minister Michel Samaha on Thursday to stop the case's transfer to the Judicial Council, informed sources said. Samaha appeared in court on January 21 and answered a series of questions on the transfer of explosives from Syria to Lebanon for the purpose of carrying out terrorist acts. It was his first appearance since his release on bail from prison under a controversial Military Court ruling that drew condemnation from several politicians. The ex-minister was arrested in August 2012 and charged with attempting to carry out "terrorist…

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Military prosecutor rejects Samaha defense data objection

Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr Monday rejected a complaint by Former Information Minister Michel Samaha’s defense team regarding the authenticity of telecommunications data and recordings related to the case. A judicial source told The Daily Star that Saqr’s decision indicated that his dismissal of the complaint was on the grounds that it lacked any criminal elements. Head of the Military Cassation Court Judge Toni Lattouf had earlier referred the request filed by the defense judges to Saqr. The recordings depict conversations between Samaha and police informant Milad Kfoury. Footage also shows Samaha ordering Kfoury to carry out attacks against prominent Lebanese…

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محكمة «النجوم» العسكرية: ٢٠ ألف حكم في ٤ سنوات

في زمن الارهاب لا صوت يعلو فوق صوت «المحكمة العسكرية»، رغم السهام التي تُصوّب عليها الى حد المطالبة بإلغائها. القضايا التي تمسّ الأمن القومي للدولة، وهي كثرت في السنوات الأخيرة، تُحال حصراً إليها، حتى باتت قاعتها «تستضيف» ما يزيد على مئة قضية في اليوم! الاقبال» على المحكمة العسكرية دفعها الى بدء جلساتها منذ العاشرة صباحاً لتمتدّ أحياناً كثيرة حتى التاسعة ليلاً: أكثر من خمسين جلسة من قضايا الجُنح، تليها الملفات الجنائية بالعشرات. البعض يطلق عليها «محكمة النجوم»، ليس لمثول «نجوم» الارهاب و»قادة المحاور» الذين ملأوا الدنيا وشغلوا الناس أمامها فحسب، وإنما أيضاً لتحوّل بعض محاميها الذين يُداومون باستمرار «نجوماً» في…

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المحكمة العسكرية تنتهك حقوق الإنسان

منذ أيام، أصدر قاضي التحقيق العسكري الأول رياض أبو غيدا، قراره الظني في حق 30 متظاهراً شاركوا في التظاهرات المطلبية الأخيرة، فيما لا تزال الشكاوى المقدّمة ضد العسكريين الذين أفرطوا في استخدام العنف مع المتظاهرين «طي النسيان». هذا القرار يعيد طرح إشكالية محاكمة المدنيين أمام القضاء العسكري «المتوسّع الصلاحيات»، الأمر الذي يُشكل، وفق الأمم المتحدة، مخالفة لحقوق الإنسان في 11/11/2015، قرر قاضي التحقيق العسكري الأول رياض أبو غيدا الظنّ بـ 15 متظاهراً، من ضمنهم القاصر رامي محفوظ (مواليد 1999)، مستنداً إلى المواد المتعلّقة بـ «تجمّعات الشغب» و«أعمال الشدّة»، فيما منع المحاكمة عن 9 متظاهرين، وسطّر مذكّرة تحرٍّ لمعرفة كامل هوية…

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Lebanon's military court orders release of 6 protesters, 5 others to remain in custody

The Military Tribunal Monday ordered the release of six protesters who were accused of vandalism and assaulting policemen during an anti-government demonstration last week, but will keep five others in custody, lawyers said. Among those who are to remain in custody are former hunger striker Waref Sleiman, Pierre Hashash, Zein Ibrahim, Rami Mahfouz, and Fayez Yassine. Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghayda questioned 11 protesters in presence of their defense lawyers, who revealed that they will file a request to free those who remain in prison. “They didn't do anything... The arrests are arbitrary and political as the judiciary didn’t…

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Lebanon's military court orders release of 6 protesters, 5 others to remain in custody

The Military Tribunal Monday ordered the release of six protesters who were accused of vandalism and assaulting policemen during an anti-government demonstration last week, but will keep five others in custody, lawyers said. Among those who are to remain in custody are former hunger striker Waref Sleiman, Pierre Hashash, Zein Ibrahim, Rami Mahfouz, and Fayez Yassine. Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghayda questioned 11 protesters in presence of their defense lawyers, who revealed that they will file a request to free those who remain in prison. “They didn't do anything... The arrests are arbitrary and political as the judiciary didn’t…

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Rifi reveals draft law limiting Military Tribunal powers

Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi unveiled Friday a draft law proposing the establishment of specialized judicial bodies to prosecute suspected terrorists and other crimes related to national security, drastically limiting the reach of the military court. The move is aimed at abolishing the controversial custom of referring such cases to the Military Tribunal, which Rifi said “impedes the rule of law in the nation and denies people their basic human rights, especially their right to a fair trial. “We have human rights obligations that are an integral part of our constitution,” he added, during a news conference that he held at…

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