Amal and Hizbullah’s sources have faulted Higher Judicial Council head Suheil Abboud for a perceived Christian-Muslim judicial split, al-Joumhouria newspaper said.
Sources of the Shiite duo told al-Joumhouria, in remarks published Thursday, that Amal and Hizbullah are standing their ground against port blast lead investigator Judge Tarek Bitar, adding that the main problem is Abboud.
The sources said that the judiciary has split into “Muslim and Christian judges,” because of Abboud’s practices.
“In the darkest days of (civil) war the judiciary remained unified, and during Abboud’s tenure the judiciary witnessed its worst split,” the sources said.
They went on to ask “where President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Najib Miqati are in the face of these dangerous practices.”
The sources also denied that Miqati has talked to the Shiite duo about any progress in finding a solution regarding the Gulf row and Bitar’s standoff.
The general assembly of the Court of Cassation headed by Abboud will convene today, Thursday, the sources said, adding that they don’t think that the court will take a decision concerning Bitar’s dismissal or the lawsuits filed against the state.