PM Najib Mikati confirmed on Thursday that the
arrest of former Minister Michel Samaha was based on security reasons and not
linked to espionage.
“The case rests with the judiciary”, Mikati
While pointing out a judicial warrant against
Samaha, Mikati added that the international court has nothing to do with the
The prime minister added that he will receive
a detailed report including the judicial information related to the case.
Addressing an Editors Syndicate delegation, Mikati voiced keenness on the freedoms provided for by the
Commenting on the issue of 11 Lebanese
pilgrims kept in Syria, Mikati said that “it is regrettable that the issue has
taken another turn; they are using these hostages for political ends”.
Turning to the
electoral law, Mikati confirmed that proportional representation in elections
does not sideline any party, adding that the district divisions will be
discussed at the parliament.
Separately, Mikati said that
if the intentions were pure, the parties will be able to reach an electoral law
combining the proportional and the majoritarian systems, in order to achieve fair
representation, he said via Twitter.
To read the full report on Michel Samaha's arrest, click here