BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Minister of Parliament for the Lebanese Forces Party Sethrida Geagea announced on Friday that she will file a lawsuit against ex-intel chief Jamil el-Sayyed over a remark he made over fifteen years ago.
According to Naharnet online, Geagea issued the following statement: “I deeply regret the lack of morals of some people, such as Maj. Gen. Jamil al-Sayyed. I deeply regret Maj. Gen. al-Sayyed’s insolence when he was asked by a journalist about the fate of our comrade Ramzi Irani and he answered: ‘Ask Mrs. Sethrida and the Yassouh al-Malak group!'”
“Maj. Gen. al-Sayyed was a general director of General Security in Lebanon at the time, but in practice, he was the chief of the country’s entire security… whereas I, Sethrida Geagea, was under semi-house arrest. I was at my home in Yassouh al-Malak under strict surveillance and round-the-clock pursuit,” she continued.
Geagea is seeking to sue el-Sayyed on the grounds of “criminal defamation”, she added.
The person referenced in el-Sayyed’s remark was Ramzi Irani; he was a student representative of the Lebanese Forces Party before he was murdered in Beirut city in 2002.