Report: Majority Exploiting ‘False Witnesses’ Issue to Prepare for 2013 Elections
Looking into the false witnesses issue once again is aimed at clearing the name of some political and security officials in order to pave the way for their running in the 2013 parliamentary elections, al-Liwaa newspaper reported on Thursday.
Political sources told the daily that the issue is also being used to prevent some people from running in the elections by supposedly involving them in the case.
“The matter that was once used to put pressure on ex-Premier Saad Hariri is today being used for malicious purposes,” they said.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Marwan Charbel confirmed that the false witnesses case is being discussed again.
He reiterated to al-Mustaqbal newspaper in remarks published on Thursday that the judicial authorities are charged with handling the arrest warrants issued by Interpol against the four suspects in ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s assassination.
He denied that “the cabinet and the Interior Ministry are interfering in the tasks of the general prosecutor.”