In an interview with Al-Manar Website,Al-Marada movement politburo member slammed the STL’s indictment as illegal
Vera Yammine to Al-Manar Website:
Other Bloc’s Rhetoric… Polluted!
Indictment Illegal, Same as Whole Tribunal
Sun of Justice Arose Many and Many Times!
Which Sovereignty We Are Talking about?!
Wise Men Committed to Topple Sedition Plot
Do We Finance STL to Get Such Indictment?
Al-Marada movement politburo member in Lebanon Vera Yammine said that the indictment in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri’s case was illegal, just like the whole work of the international tribunal. She wondered whether Lebanon was obliged to finance the so-called international tribunal for six years to get such a weak indictment at the end of the day.
|In an exclusive interview with Al-Manar Website, Yammine regretted the “polluted rhetoric” adopted by the other bloc as if it was translating the international community’s intention to create sedition in Lebanon. Yet, she assured everybody that the wise men of the country, at the top of which comes those directly concerned with the indictment i.e. Hezbollah and the Resistance alongside all those convinced that the tribunal was politicized, were committed to overthrow this scheme. While recalling that the ‘sun of justice’ has arisen many and many times for this bloc, she wished a new sun would not arise when the international political balances change.|
Commenting on the STL Pre-Trial Judge Daniel Fransen latest statement in which he established jurisdiction over three attacks relating to former ministers Marwan Hamadeh and Elias al-Murr and former head of the Lebanese Communist Party George Hawi, Yammine wondered which sovereignty and state we can speak of when the justice abandons its duties.
Mrs. Vera Yammine told Al-Manar Website that, regardless of her evaluation of the indictment released two days ago, she believes that this indictment was released a long time ago and that it was illegal, just like the whole tribunal’s work. She noted that the weakness of the indictment consolidated this belief, and wondered whether Lebanon was obliged to finance the so-called international tribunal for more than six years to get such a weak and politicized indictment at the end of the day.
While noting that justice experts have confirmed the weakness of the indictment, she highlighted that the main and political goal of the tribunal was to create repercussions that translate, in one sense or another, the international community’s intention to create sedition. Yet, she assured that the wise men of the country, at the top of which comes those directly concerned with the indictment i.e. Hezbollah and the Resistance alongside all those convinced that the tribunal was politicized, were committed to overthrow this scheme.
BETWEEN SANIORA AND SUN OF JUSTICE
Yammine wished the other bloc would be responsible enough to refuse to translate the international community’s intentions in Lebanon, and regretted their ‘polluted rhetoric’. She found strange how this bloc could accept to reflect an international will seeking to create sedition in Lebanon.
Answering a question on the other bloc’s support of the indictment despite the weakness of its evidence, Yammine laughed at the “suns of justice” that arise many and many times according to the other bloc’s logic. “We all remember when former PM Fouad Saniora claimed, with tearful eyes, that the sun of justice arose when the unfair indictment against the four officers has been released. Now, it appears that this sun has vanished, paving the floor for the appearance of another sun from another place.”
WHAT ABOUT A THIRD SUN?!
Yammine stressed that she doesn’t find strange the other bloc’s rhetoric, given that they have anticipated the indictment, in harmony with media leaks of German daily Der Spiegel, Canadian CBC network, Israeli daily Yedihot Ahronot and other international media panels. However, she noted that, although she was not surprised with such rhetoric, she was hurt become some Lebanese voices are translating the international will to create sedition in the country. “We wish they won’t provide us with a third sun of justice, according to the new international political balances,” she added.
Answering a question about the presence of specific fears, Yammine noted that sedition needs two parties, which is not the case here. “The majority is committed to national unity and civil peace. It has proven this through its way of facing the security incidents that recently erupted,” she went on to say.
WHICH SOVEREIGNTY AND STATE?
Yammine expressed belief in the Lebanese army’s ability to protect all Lebanon, and noted the army was part of the golden formula, as Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah described it. She was referring to the Resistance-Army-People balance.
Commenting on the STL Pre-Trial Judge Daniel Fransen latest statement in which he established jurisdiction over three attacks relating to former ministers Marwan Hamadeh and Elias al-Murr and former head of the Lebanese Communist Party George Hawi, Yammine wondered which sovereignty and state we can speak of when the justice abandons its duties. “We must unite in the internal scene to force the foreigners to deal with us as strong people and stop considering us as underage.”