Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
SUNDAY, 20 APR 2014
01:58 PM Beirut time
22 °C
Blom Index
Lebanon News
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Judge charges suspects in Chouf shooting
Cedar trees are seen in the Chouf forest, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. (Mahmoud Kheir/The Daily Star)
Cedar trees are seen in the Chouf forest, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. (Mahmoud Kheir/The Daily Star)
A+ A-

BEIRUT: Two suspects involved in a shooting, which claimed the life of one man and wounded two others in the Chouf region, were charged with murder and attempted murder Thursday, judicial sources told The Daily Star.

Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr charged an official from the Progressive Socialist Party, Ayman al-Fatayri, with murder and charged the other suspect, Marwan al-Ashqar, with attempted murder, the sources said.

The shooting took place over the weekend in the town of Bekaata in the Chouf region between PSP supporters and their rivals in the Arab Tawhid Party.

Three people were injured in the incident and one victim, Jad Beaini, died later from his wounds after being admitted to a local hospital.

Following the clash that took place on Saturday, the Arab Tawhid party issued a statement saying that Fatayri opened fire on Arab Tawhid supporters after he had been involved in a dispute with a restaurant owner in the area.

Media reports said that Ashqar was the restaurant owner and that Fatayri intervened in the dispute.

The Tawhid statement said that Fatayri then fled towards the town of Mukhtara and called on PSP to hand him over to the authorities.

For its part, the PSP said it handed Fatayri over to authorities, and said the dispute was “personal and has no political or factional links.”

Home Lebanon News

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus

Baabda 2014
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Saturday April 19, 2014
View all view all
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Why Israeli-Palestinian talks fail
Michael Young
Michael Young
Why confuse gibberish with knowledge?
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Echoes of 1914 characterize the Ukraine crisis
View all view all
Click to View Articles
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS