Rifi Promises to Stop Murderers from 'Killing the Truth'


Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi vowed on Monday on the 16th anniversary of the murder of four Lebanese judges to stop perpetrators from “killing the truth” in the series of assassinations that targeted Lebanon in the past years.

“We won't allow anyone to assassinate our martyrs again by killing the truth,” Rifi said at the Justice Palace of the southern city of Sidon.

“We are in conflict with outlaws, who are unfortunately hoisting slogans in defense of the nation,” he said.

He was referring to the series of killings and assassination attempts that targeted Lebanese officials and journalists since the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in February 2005.

“We won't rest until the killers of the judges receive their punishments,” Rifi said.

He also vowed to stop murderers from hitting the country’s stability and coexistence.

On June 8, 1999, Judges Hassan Othman, Walid Harmoush, Imad Shehab and Issam Bou Daher were at a trial at the old Justice Palace in Sidon when two perpetrators opened fire through the rear window of the courtroom and killed them.

Five others were injured in the attack.

“Justice is the guarantor for the state's existence,” said Rifi in his speech.

“It is time for the state to provide judges and Justice Palaces with more security,” he said.

He also hailed Lebanon's judges, saying the Lebanese have a huge confidence in them.



Comments 6
Thumb whyaskwhy over 5 years

Good start with all Kizb members who are nothing short of Israeli supporters in Lebanon.

Thumb whyaskwhy over 5 years

Yup Kizb protecting Israel one Jihad at a time...

Thumb Mystic over 5 years

Rifi: The glowing voice of Al Qaeda/ISIL

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) over 5 years

Mr Riffi remember when you disobeyed orders from your superiors i.e. minister barroud and even the ex president
so instead of being a justice minister you should be under the sword of justice and be tried for disobedience
god bless democracy

Missing theobserver over 5 years

Very well said.
God bless lebanese democracy !

Thumb whyaskwhy over 5 years

Rifi places the law above kizb. Kizb is only used to having Israeli law above their heads and not the Lebanese government. No wonder they are trying to bump him off.