Berri Sues al-Jadeed over Private Power Providers Report


Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has filed a lawsuit against al-Jadeed television over a report accusing officials from his AMAL Movement of “conspiring with power generator providers.”

The libel lawsuit targets “the head of the Tahseen Khayat Media Group, Karma Khayat and the station's news director Mariam al-Bassam,” the National News Agency said.

NNA added that the suit is related to “the news bulletin intro that was aired on August 5 which accused the ministers of the AMAL Movement who hail from the South and Speaker Berri's aide Ahmed al-Baalbaki or conspiring with power generator providers.”

“The lawsuit has been referred to public attorney Judge Ghassan al-Khoury, who has summoned them all to a session that will be held on Monday, August 13,” the agency added.

AMAL has recently organized a protest to reject the presence of a government-rented Turkish power ship in the al-Zahrani area, citing environmental and economic concerns.

The movement has however been accused of seeking to deprive residents of much-needed additional power supply to the benefit of private power providers -- many of whom are AMAL members or supporters.

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Thumb s.o.s 6 months

Ghaddar is an Amal mayor of Ghazzieh, near the Zahrani. He’s the biggest owner and seller of generators in the South, you’ll see dozens of his stores if you drive south past Sidon. We all know that he asked Berri to not let the ship dock because it would hit his revenues and Amal’s revenues. That’s why hizbi sheep were fighting with Amal sheep over Twitter in the past days.

Thumb justin 6 months

ماذا يجري بين “أمل” و”حزب الله”؟

التوترات أدت إلى أن تتطور مسألة متعلقة بباخرة كهرباء الى “كهربة” الأجواء بين الطرفين والى نشوب حملة متبادلة على مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي، والى تدخلات واجتماعات قيادية مشتركة لضبط الوضع، فهذا دليل على أن العلاقة تعاني من هشاشة وخلل ما، أو أن تغييرا طرأ على المقومات والمعطيات الأساسية المبنية عليها.

وتحولت مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي في اليومين الماضيين إلى ساحة اشتباك بين الثنائي الشيعي، استخدمت فيها كل أسلحة التشهير، ما استدعى تدخلا قياديا لـ”ضبط الموقف”.

وقد عقد اجتماع مشترك اول من أمس بين مسؤولين في “أمل” و”حزب الله” في مكتب المعاون السياسي للأمين العام للحزب الحاج حسين الخليل في الضاحية الجنوبية. وحضر عن حركة “أمل” عضو هيئة الرئاسة الوزير علي حسن خليل، وعضو هيئة الرئاسة في “أمل” أحمد بعلبكي، بالإضافة إلى الحاج وفيق صفا عن “حزب الله”.

Missing rabiosa 6 months

The very definition of a law of the jungle in The banana republic of lebanon.

Thumb whyaskwhy 6 months

You got that one right lol. He is the Saboo7a of the Lebanese political world. Just think how many sha7ata wearing moped riding scientists out there that light a candle daily to to pray for his well being.