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MP Geagea says offensive phone calls resume, urges action

File - MP Strida Geagea leaves the Parliament in Beirut, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Lebanese Forces MP Strida Geagea said Monday she was once more receiving harassing phone calls from an unknown caller and urged authorities to identify the culprit.

“From Sunday till Monday [morning], the lawmaker received a series of calls on her personal phone from a caller who issued a variety of threats and insults,” a statement from her office said, adding that the calls came from blocked numbers.

The threatening calls, according to the statement, first began in January, prior to the formation of the new government, and coincided with the sighting of what was said to be a drone over the Lebanese Forces headquarters in Maarab. The LF headquarters also serve as Geagea’s personal residence.

The Bsharri lawmaker’s office also said that the latest phone calls came after the politician defended President Michel Sleiman against criticism from Hezbollah.

“Geagea depends on the ministries as well as judicial and security bodies to investigate this dangerous case and urges them to take the necessary measures to identify the perpetrators,” the statement from her office said.

“She stresses that such behavior will never affect her stances on current issues,” the statement added.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 04, 2014, on page 3.




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