Druze men attend the funeral of Abou Diab in the village of Jahilieh.
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A Hezbollah delegation Monday showed support for pro-Syria politician Wiam Wahhab following the deadly shooting of his bodyguard in the Chouf village of Jahilieh, and said calm in the mountains was vital.Abou Diab was shot after an Internal Security Forces Information Branch unit was dispatched to Wahhab's residence in an attempt to bring the Tawhid Party leader in for questioning, based on a judicial summons from State Prosecutor Samir Hammoud.A judicial source told The Daily Star that Hammoud had tasked Military Prosecutor Peter Germanos with the preliminary investigation, and that Germanos then tasked the Criminal Evidence Department with the forensic investigation.Speaking to reporters before heading to the Justice Palace in Beirut, Wahhab's lawyer Maan al-Assaad said he was planning to request for legal action to be taken against Hammoud.One called for Hammoud to be removed from the Wahhab case and the other asked that the Publications Court take over Wahhab's defamation case, instead of the Criminal Court.The judicial source said Hammoud will continue to oversee the case until the Court of Appeals issues decisions on Assaad's requests.
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