Iran to sue recently pardoned Lebanese militia leader

[JURIST] Iranian diplomats revealed plans on Thursday to file a lawsuit against anti-Syrian militia leader Samir Geagea [Lebanese forces profile] for the kidnapping of four Iranian diplomats from Beirut who were subsequently delivered to Israel by the Christian Lebanese Forces in 1982. Geagea, recently pardoned [JURIST report] by the Lebanese Parliament [official website] is expected to be released from jail after serving an 11 year term for war crimes, including a bombing that led to the death of the prime minister, during the Lebanese civil war. AP has more.

 

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