Lebanon News

Strida Geagea receives offensive messages, threats

BEIRUT: Lebanese Forces MP Strida Geagea informed the Security Forces Sunday that she received threatening text messages and offensive phone calls over the weekend.

“As of 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, MP Strida Geagea began receiving calls on her private mobile phone number from local numbers, international numbers and from hidden ID numbers,” a statement from Geagea’s office said.

The statement added that the calls, which were answered by her aides, included death threats, insults and obscenities.

The calls continued Saturday evening and then stopped briefly, only to resume at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

Threats made to Geagea were similar to those made against Future MP Ahmad Fatfat and media figures May Chidiac and Nadim Koteish.

Geagea’s office informed the Internal Security Forces to take necessary measures and stop such acts, “which, nevertheless, will never affect the steadfast and principled stances of MP Strida Geagea,” the statement added.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 06, 2014, on page 3.




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