Judge Indicts Nine People over Molotov Attack on Kataeb Office

Judge Indicts Nine People over Molotov Attack on Kataeb Office

First Military Investigative Judge Fadi Sawwan on Friday indicted nine people with launching a molotov attack on a Kataeb office last month.

The magistrate charged Lebanese national Mohammad Baydoun and eight others, including a Syrian, with tossing a Molotov cocktail at the Kataeb's office located in the vicinity of the Mirna Chalouhi Center in Sin El Fil-Nabaa, on the night of February 14, and also torching a poster of Lebanese Forces head Samir Geagea.

The attack on the Kataeb office caused only material damage, burning posters featuring photographs of Kataeb leader Samy Gemayel and martyr Minister Pierre Gemayel, as well as furniture inside the office.

The indictment also charges the assailants with seeking to sow sectarian sedition, in accordance with Articles 578 and 317 of the Penal Code which stipulate a criminal offense carrying a prison sentence of at least 7 years of hard labor.

Source: Kataeb.org