The Lebanese Military Court begins the investigation into the bloody events of Tayouneh

The Lebanese Military Court announced the opening of an investigation against 68 people, including 18 detainees, against the backdrop of the bloody “Tayouneh” clashes that took place in the capital, Beirut, on 14 October.

According to local media, “the government commissioner to the Lebanese Military Court, Judge Fadi Akiki, claimed 68 people, including 18 detainees, in the Tayouneh events.”

The defendants face several charges, most notably “inciting sectarian and sectarian strife, killing and inciting fighting, and possessing and using unlicensed military weapons.”

Akiki demanded that the detainees be interrogated and that the necessary warrants be issued against them (without mentioning their political affiliation), according to the same source.

On October 14, armed confrontations erupted in “Al-Tayouneh” Street between the areas of Chiyah (a Shiite majority) and Ain al-Rummaneh – Badaro (a Christian majority), killing 7 people and wounding 32 others.

The events began with heavy gunfire during a demonstration organized by supporters of the “Hezbollah” and “Amal” movement (Shiites) to denounce the decisions of Judge Tariq Bitar, the judicial investigator in the case of the Beirut port explosion.

After the bloody events, which lasted 5 hours, officials in “Hezbollah” and “Amal” accused the “Lebanese Forces” (Christian) party of carrying out an “armed ambush” against the demonstrators supporting the two groups, which the latter denied.

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