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القضاء بأمر السياسة: أي القاضيين يكذب… أيُّهما مُرتهن؟

حُكم سماحة ظالم إذا ما قورن بأحكام كُثر شاركوا في سفك الدم (هيثم الموسوي)

رضوان مرتضى

شُدِّد الحكم على المتّهم ميشال سماحة أمس. ضوعفت محكوميته ثلاث مرات. بدا القرار صادراً عمّن تهيّب ضغط الساسة والشارع. صدر حُكم مبرم فقُضي الأمر: القضاء في أمر السياسة. والقضاة موظّفون يتهيّبون الصوت المرفوع

رضوان مرتضى

حُكِم على الوزير السابق ميشال سماحة بالسجن ١٣ سنة. فسخت محكمة التمييز العسكرية الحُكم الأول بالسجن أربع سنوات ونصف سنة، وضاعفت مدته ثلاث مرّات، في حُكمٍ نهائي مُبرم لا يقبل النقض أو المراجعة، إلا عبر نافذة وحيدة وغير مضمونة.

ارتأت المحكمة إعادة سماحة إلى السجن، مع «ضمانة مطلقة» بعدم خروجه قبل ٧٨ شهراً (تُضاف إلى ٣٩ شهراً قضاها وفق الحُكم الأول. وبالتالي، يُصبح المجموع ١١٧ شهراً خلف القضبان). على جري العادة، رضخ «حُماة العدالة» لضغوط السياسة. وبات كلُّ من يُنظّر باستقلالية القضاء في لبنان، إمّا متعامياً أو كاذباً أو مجنوناً.

في القضية الراهنة، لا يختلف اثنان على أنّ سماحة ارتكب جرماً موصوفاً. ومن توافرت النية الجرمية لديه للقيام بعمل إرهابي لقتل أبرياء، ثم حال حائل، خارج عن إرادته، دون تنفيذه، هو قاتل مع وقف التنفيذ.

لكن يحق لنا أن نسأل: من نُصدّق؟ وأي القاضيين يكذب؟ أيُّهما مُرتهن؟ العميد خليل إبراهيم الذي حكم بسجن سماحة أربع سنوات ونصف سنة، أم القاضي طاني لطّوف الذي رفع الحكم إلى ١٣ سنة (بعد تغيير معظم أعضاء الهيئة)؟

هامش الخطأ مقبول بنسبة ١٠ أو ٢٠ في المئة، لكن هل يُعقل أن يكون الفارق ثلاثة أضعاف؟ هل ضُغِط على إبراهيم لتخفيف الحُكم أم أُلزِم لطوف بتشديده؟ هل شُفي غليل وزير العدل أشرف ريفي الحائر بين الاستقالة والعودة أم تلك قصةٌ أُخرى؟ وهل من صفقة؟ إذا خضع إبراهيم للضغوط، فذلك يعني أنّ كثيرين ممكن حكمهم مظلومون. وإذا خاض لطوف مع الخائضين، فذلك يعني أن مصير الأحكام السابقة مشكوكٌ فيه أيضاً. مهما قيل، لن يُصدّق أحد أنّ حكم سماحة قضائي بحت. ومقولة صيف وشتاء تحت سقفٍ واحد تنطبق هنا. فالمجرم سماحة الذي نقل متفجرات مع وجود نية جرمية لديه لاستخدامها ضد أبرياء، لا يختلف عن «الأمير الشرعي» في «كتائب عبد الله عزّام» جمال دفتردار الذي حُكم بالسجن سبع سنوات. ودفتردار هذا يشغل منصب المفتي في تنظيم نفّذ تفجيرات أوقعت عشرات الضحايا من اللبنانيين (تفجيرات الرويس والسفارة الإيرانية والمستشارية الإيرانية).

والمجرم سماحة لا يختلف عن «قادة المحاور» في باب التبّانة الذين سبّبوا إزهاق حياة المئات وتشريد المئات من أبناء طرابلس. لكن هؤلاء لم تتجاوز محكوميتهم أربع سنوات، لأنّ ولاتهم من أمراء السياسة هكذا أرادوا.

حُكم سماحة ظالم إذا ما قورن بأحكام كُثر شاركوا في سفك الدم البريء، وبأحوال المتورطين الذي تحميهم مظلّة السياسة. بدءاً من مدير المشتريات لدى «الست» بهية الحريري، الذي آوى أحمد الأسير مع مسلحين قتلوا جنود الجيش، وصولاً إلى المستشار الأمني للرئيس سعد الحريري، العقيد المتقاعد عميد حمود، الذي يعلم القاصي والداني دوره الرئيسي في معارك طرابلس وعلاقته بالأحداث الأمنية ومهنته كتاجر سلاح ومهرّب، لكن المحظي دوماً محمي. ماذا عن جمانة حميد التي ضُبطت بالجرم المشهود تنقل سيارة مفخخة، هل من العدل أن تخرج في صفقة تبادل؟

حُكم سماحة ظالم إذا ما قورن بتسهيل فرار رفعت عيد في جبل محسن. وبتسوية تُقرّ هنا لمصلحة قوى ١٤ آذار وأُخرى تُعقد لمصلحة قوى ٨ آذار. في بلد التسويات، إما أن يتساوى الجميع فُتشدد العقوبة إلى حدودها القصوى، أو يُعفى الجميع من العقوبة.

أن يُحكم سماحة بالسجن ١٣ سنة لنقله متفجرات وتخطيطه للقيام بتفجيرات، رغم علامات الاستفهام التي تُثار بشأن دور «المخبر» الذي يُشتبه بدوره في استدراج سماحة بتوجيه جهاز أمني معروف الهدف والغايات، فيما يُسجن فيصل أكبر، أحد عناصر مجموعة الـ13 المتهمة بالانتماء إلى تنظيم «القاعدة»، الذي أقر باغتيال الرئيس رفيق الحريري ثم تراجع، 10 سنوات. وماذا عن أبرز المطلوبين، هاني السنكري، الذي حُكِم بالسجن خمس سنوات، وهو خبير متفجرات وعنصرٌ بارز في «القاعدة»، والذي لم يكد يخرُج أخيراً، حتى طُلِب مجدداً. فضلاً عن الأحكام التي صدرت على أحد أبرز قيادات تنظيم «القاعدة» الذين مرّوا على لبنان، بحسب توصيف ضباط فرع المعلومات، السعودي محمد السويّد الذي حُكم عليه بالسجن سبع سنوات. والسعودي فهد المغامس الذي حُكم عليه بالسجن سبع سنوات، وكانت قضيته (بعد توقيفه عام 2007) حيازة متفجرات مع توافر النية بالتفجير والإعداد لعملية تفجير كبرى ضد المدنيين في زحلة يوم عيد السيدة والإعداد لقصف المدينة بالصواريخ، إضافة إلى اشتباكه مع عناصر القوى الأمنية وإطلاقه النار على أحدهم بقصد قتله، ومشاركته في عمليات إرهابية قبل توقيفه بأكثر من 3 سنوات.

هل سماحة أشدّ خطورة من أكبر والسنكري والمغامس والسويّد ودفتردار؟ وأين الطالب بدم المقتولين في التفجيرات الإرهابية؟
هل يختلف سماحة عن المنتمين إلى تنظيم «داعش»، الذي يستهدف لبنان بمدنييه وأمنييه وعسكرييه، ويحتل جزءاً من الأراضي اللبنانية، فتصدر بحقهم أحكام بالسجن لمدة لا تتجاوز ثلاث سنوات أحياناً؟

يُرمز إلى العدالة بامرأة معصوبة العينين تحمل ميزاناً للدلالة على النزاهة. والحكم العادل هو الذي يوافق حجم الجرم المرتكب، لا أكثر ولا أقل. متساوٍ مع الباقين. هكذا تقول الأسطورة. لكن في لبنان قصة أُخرى. يوماً بعد آخر يثبت أن القضاء لا يختلف عن باقي مؤسسات الدولة. في صروح العدالة، يُعشِّش فساد وتقع ارتكابات، ثم يعتصم الفاعل بحبل المحسوبية الذي يُخفّف العقوبة أو يُجنّبه إياها.

Assir Cell Dissolved: Lebanon Security Chief

Ahmad al-Assir’s “terror cell” has fallen apart after the radical preacher who fought deadly battles with the Lebanese Army in 2013 was arrested last month, General Security head Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim said in remarks published Tuesday.

“The hour of truth struck when terrorist Ahmad al-Assir took the decision to travel, an issue which was exploited [by General Security],” Ibrahim told local newspaper An-Nahar.

“Assir’s case has disintegrated. [The case] is over.” he said.

Ibrahim also said local Lebanese businessmen who had funded Assir “will go to court.”

Assir was arrested Aug. 15 at Beirut airport while attempting to leave Lebanon for Nigeria via Cairo. The fanatic sheikh used a fake Palestinian passport and a valid Nigerian visa.

The driver who transported Assir to the airport was apprehended later in the day, the National News Agency added.

Source: Websites

01-09-2015 – 19:34 Last updated 01-09-2015 – 19:34

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Nigeria Suspends Immigration Boss after Terrorist Assir gets Visa

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari suspended his head of immigration Friday, the government announced, with the department under investigation over the approval of a visa to the fugitive terrorist, Ahmad al-Assir, who launched the 2013 battle against the Lebanese army in Sidon’s Abra.

Ahmad al-Assir, wanted in Lebanon over deadly clashes with the army there, was arrested on Saturday as he tried to board a plane from the Middle Eastern nation to Nigeria via Cairo, and using a fake Palestinian passport with a valid visa.

Terrorist Ahmad al-Assir“The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration service, Mr David Shikfu Parradang, has been suspended from office with immediate effect,” Nigeria’s interior ministry said in a statement.

News that Assir had received the green light to travel to Nigeria caused outrage in the west African nation, and made front page headlines.

The Nigerian government launched an investigation into the affair earlier this week, although it was unclear if Parradang was being held personally accountable.

Assir had been on the run since June 2013, when he and some supporters fought a deadly battle with the army outside the southern Lebanese city of Sidon.

The army seized his headquarters after 48 hours of clashes that killed 18 soldiers, but Assir was able to escape with several of his followers.

He has continued to issue audio statements while on the run. In 2014, prosecutors sought the death sentences for Assir and 53 others, including singer-turned-fundamentalist Fadel Shaker.

They were accused of having formed armed groups that killed soldiers, and of having explosive materials, light and heavy weapons that they used against the army.

Source: AFP

22-08-2015 – 00:34 Last updated 22-08-2015 – 00:34

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Loyalty to Resistance Hails Assir Arrest, Urges Mustaqbal to Stop Evading Talks

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Loyalty to the Resistance bloc called upon political forces in Lebanon at this critical stage to act responsibly vis-à-vis the terrorist threat, especially after the developments in Lebanon and the region confirmed that this terrorism is identical to the Zionist terrorism in his crimes, methods and targets.

loyalty blocThe bloc hailed the arrest of terrorist Ahmad Al-Assir who was responsible of Abra and Sidon tragic events that lead to the killing and injuring of dozens of Lebanese army soldiers and officers along with other Lebanese civilians, not to mention his responsibility in operating terrorist cells to sow discord and provoke incitement and division. “This is an important security achievement that deserves our deep appreciation which we extend to the army institution,” the bloc said after its weekly meeting.

The bloc hoped that justice would take its course in the case and that his accomplices from funders to inciters and even those who provided cover-up will be detained.

Concerning the Mustaqbal-FPM dialogue, the bloc said in a statement read by MP Hassan Fadlallah: “We renew our call for the Mustaqbal Party to stop evading holding communication and dialogue with the Free Patriotic Movement, which can neither be ousted or isolated nor ignored especially in terms of achieving national partnership which is the basis of the state and its institutions.”

It declared that the Mustaqbal Movement’s stance is delaying resolving pending political disputes and creating new problems in Lebanon, such as the waste disposal crisis and the dispute over the wages of public sector employees.

“The deliberate isolation directed against the FPM by rival parties will backfire against them,” the bloc added.

Source: Al-Manar Website

20-08-2015 – 20:32 Last updated 20-08-2015 – 20:32 |

 

Nigeria Investigates How Terrorist Ahmad Al-Assir Got Visa to Lagos

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into how a fugitive terrorist linked to takfiri groups secured a valid Nigerian visa in Lebanon, Daily Trust reported Wednesday.

Terrorist Ahmad Al-Assir, who was sentenced to death in absentia and had been on the run since 2013, was arrested on Saturday at Beirut International Airport on his way to Nigeria through Egypt.

He was carrying a fake Palestinian passport with Nigerian visa.

Daily Trust said — citing credible sources — that the Nigerian presidency felt embarrassed and scandalized that a man on the international terror list had obtained a Nigerian visa and was on his way to the country.

“It was even worrisome for the government that Al-Assir was trying to enter Nigeria at a time when the country is trying to put down the Boko Haram insurgency that has caused so much death and destruction,” the sources said.

The Nigerian government had therefore directed the three agencies involved – the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Nigerian Immigration Service to immediately investigate the matter and report back soonest.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Bulus Lolo, said the Federal Government had begun investigations on a wanted terrorist granted a Nigerian visa in Lebanon to visit Nigeria.

Lolo explained that the Nigerian Charge d’Affairs in Lebanon had met with Lebanese authorities to look into the matter.

Assir fled justice in June 2013, after deadly clashes against the Lebanese army in Abra region in the southern city of Sidon.

He was an extremist preacher used to take Abra mosque a coverage for his terrorist actions.

Army stormed the mosque and found a warehouse of heavy and medium ammunitions inside it.

Lebanese forces still chase fugitive terrorist Fadel Shaker who was a key player in Abra clashes.

In a video posted on YouTube, Shaker boldly confessed of killing two army soldiers.

The military court on Monday in Lebanon adjourned the trial of suspects from the 2013 Abra battle in a bid to allow terrorist Assir to provide testimony.

Source: Websites

20-08-2015 – 13:43 Last updated 20-08-2015 – 13:43

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Maj. Gen. Ibrahim: Assir Operation was Purely Lebanese

Maj. Gen. Ibrahim:

The successful operation that resulted in the arrest of terrorist Ahmad al-Assir was “purely Lebanese,” with no international or Palestinian intelligence agencies playing a role, General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim said.

“We are never embarrassed to say we cooperate with regional agencies in our operations, and this is what occurred when we arrested [extremist militant Shadi] Mawlawi,” Ibrahim was quoted as saying. “But this time, [the operation] was purely Lebanese and fully carried out by the General Security… from A to Z.”

He dismissed as “false” media reports that claimed Palestinian factions or foreign intelligence agencies helped Lebanese authorities identify Assir, who was arrested at Beirut’s airport Saturday morning.

According to Ibrahim, the operation was the result of close monitoring of the fugitive by the General Security.

Ibrahim also denied that General Security was able to identify Assir, who was wearing a disguise, through a retina scanning machine. “We have no such technology,” he said.

Source: Websites

16-08-2015 – 16:51 Last updated 16-08-2015 – 16:51 |

Fugitive Terrorist Ahmad al-Assir Arrested in Beirut

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The Lebanese security forces managed on Saturday to arrest the fugitive terrorist Ahmad al-Assir at Beirut International Airport.

General Security sources confirmed his arrest to Al-Manar TV.

Assir fled justice in June 2013, after deadly clashes against the Lebanese army in Abra region in the southern city of Sidon.

He was an extremist preacher used to take Abra mosque a coverage for his terrorist actions.

Army stormed the mosque and found a warehouse of heavy and medium ammunitions inside it.

Lebanese forces still chase fugitive terrorist Fadel Shaker who was a key player in Abra clashes.

In a video posted on YouTube, Shaker boldly confessed of killing two army soldiers.

Source: Al-Manar Website

15-08-2015 – 13:16 Last updated 15-08-2015 – 13:16

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Ahmed al-Assir to be the New Islamic State Emir for Lebanon?

Fugitive Salafi cleric, Ahmed al-Assir, preparing to give a speech in downtown Beirut on September 21, 2012.
Published Friday, January 30, 2015
Is Ahmed al-Assir an emir in the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS)? The news might come as a shock at first, but anyone who traces the intellectual progression of the imam of the Bilal bin Rabah Mosque will realize that the man after the Abra clashes is not the same man he was before the clashes.
Reports that Assir is set to be appointed the emir of the Lebanese branch of the world’s most notorious extremist group have yet to be confirmed. What is certain, however, is that the man has been further radicalized since his disappearance, especially after he isolated himself from people as his diabetes continues to weigh down on him.
Months ago, there were reports from small Islamist circles claiming that Assir had become close to al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front. The reports asserted that the fugitive cleric conducted a self-assessment to correct his course, “which had many flaws” compared to the work of jihadi groups.

Assir’s popular base of support and his symbolic leadership among people from the city of Saida, as well as his notoriety in Lebanon, mean his allegiance to ISIS would give the group the chance to rally hundreds to its cause.

These reports were reinforced by Assir’s supporters pledging allegiance to al-Nusra, and by the warm welcome Assir received in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp. At the time, ISIS was not as notorious as it is today, or as notorious as al-Nusra. Further, a number of Assir’s followers had gone to fight in the ranks of al-Nusra in Qalamoun.
So what prompted Assir to switch his allegiance from Abu Mohammad al-Joulani to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?
According to information obtained by Al-Akhbar, Assir began to “turn” several months ago, in parallel with a shift in his ideology and beliefs.
Although there are no confirmed reports regarding his whereabouts, security reports indicate he has fled to a town in the Bekaa, and — contrary to some rumors — is still in Lebanon. Other security sources are almost certain Assir is still in Ain al-Hilweh.
According to the same sources, the people betting on Assir being in the camp are affiliated with ISIS, most notably Naim al-Naim, Youssef Shabayta, and a man known as Abu Aisha. The sources say these individuals had a great influence on Assir, and perhaps managed to persuade him of the virtues of their ideological line.
Bear in mind that these three men are part of a group linked to ISIS in Ain al-Hilweh. The group also includes: Jamal Ramid know as al-Shishani, Shadi Sabha, Abu Hamza Mubarak, Abu Tareq Mubarak, and Mohammed Jomaa.
The sources went on to say that Assir’s ideas are not compatible with those of al-Nusra, even if the majority of his followers do not agree with ISIS. However, the sources reckoned that Assir’s popular base of support and his symbolic leadership among people from the city of Saida, as well as his notoriety in Lebanon, mean his allegiance to ISIS would give the group the chance to rally hundreds to its cause.
Accordingly, the sources believe it likely that he would be appointed emir of ISIS in Lebanon, which corroborates other security reports.
On the other hand, the leadership of ISIS has appointed Sheikh Abu Osama al-Baniasi as emir of the Qalamoun region, succeeding Abu Abdul-Salam al-Urdoni. Baniasi was close to Al-Nusra Front, similar to other ISIS emirs in this region like Abu Abdullah al-Iraqi, who was an associate of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and and the emir of Al-Nusra in Qalamoun Abu Malik al-Talli.
Al-Akhbar learned that Abu al-Walid al-Maqdisi, who was a delegate for Sharia matters sent by the leadership of IS in Raqqa, was excluded as a candidate for the post after he failed to unify the militants under one leadership. It is worth nothing that Maqdisi, who is Jordanian, is hostile to al-Nusra Front.
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This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.

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