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  Lebanese Journalist Gibran Tuweini killed in Beirut | babelmed Gibran Tuweini, Lebanese MP and prominent publisher of daily An-Nahar, was killed on Monday 12th of December in the Mkalles region, an east Beirut suburb. The list of political assassinations is growing in Lebanon. The Lebanese based organisation Hayya Bina is calling for the immediate establishment of an international commission to identify those responsible for the string of political crimes committed since last fall.

In Killers’ Company
Hayya Bina’s comments on Gibran Tuweini’s assassination

The time for denunciation and condemnation has passed. Hayya Bina joins all those who are calling for the immediate establishment of an international commission to identify those responsible for the string of political crimes committed since last fall, starting with the attempted assassination of Minister Marwan Hamade.

It is imperative to stop considering such a commission as a topic of political debate. Those who are attempting to turn this issue into a subject of political discussion are the same who recently refused to denounce, or even comment on, a recent speech made by Bashar al Assad in which he brazenly insulted the Lebanese and, specifically, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora.

We must stop considering these statements as reputable political positions. These people are not more protective of Lebanese sovereignty and independence than those who are demanding the constitution of a court to bring to justice the perpetrators of Hariri’s assassination and other recent political crimes in Lebanon. These people, masquerading as defenders of Lebanese sovereignty, are, in fact, blackmailing Lebanese citizens and denying them their justice.

Gibran Tuweini, in one of his last demands, called for the former Chief of Staff and the current president, Emile Lahoud, to undergo questioning concerning the mass graves found on the premises of the Ministry of Defense. Will the Lebanese remember Gibran Tuweini’s request?

Those who refuse that justice be carried out, and those who refuse a credible inquiry into the political crimes committed in Lebanon, can only be regarded as trying to protect the killers or, perhaps, themselves as passive or active accomplices in these deeds.



(13/12/2005)
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