Sunday, November 27, 2016

Why is this case headed for military court?

Here we go again. Naharnet reports:
[Lebanon's] Financial General Prosecutor Judge Ali Ibrahim referred detainee and top cellphone dealer Kamel Amhaz and two airport security personnel to First Military Investigative Judge Riad Abou Ghaida, LBCI reported on Thursday. 
LBCI said that Judge Ibrahim referred the detainees to the Military Magistrate because of the involvement of military personnel in the case. 
Amhaz and two accomplices, Issam Amhaz and Abdullah, were arrested Tuesday on charges of smuggling phones into the country.
Reports have said that Amhaz was arrested following the detention of a number of airport security personnel on charges of turning a blind eye to suitcases containing smuggled cellphones in return for bribes.
Does Lebanon have functioning civilian courts? 

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