LBCI court hearing postponed once again

Beirut Judge Fatima Al-Jouni also set a date for handing down her decision on February 28, 2019.
by Annahar Staff

8 October 2018 | 14:10

Source: by Annahar

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LBC was initially founded in 1985 during the Lebanese Civil War by the Lebanese Forces (Annahar Photo)

BEIRUT: The legal hearing over the ownership of local broadcaster LBCI was postponed once again until Friday, as Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and LBCI chairman Pierre Daher continue their tug and pull in court. 

Beirut Judge Fatima Al-Jouni also set a date for handing down her decision on February 28, 2019. 

In June, the LF leader appeared as a key witness alongside Karim Bakradouni, who headed the Kataeb Party from 2001 until 2007, after tight security measures were implemented in and around the courtroom at the Justice Palace.

All three individuals provided testimony with both Geagea and Daher staking their claim to the station. 

Geagea maintained that Daher had paid $5 million to the Lebanese Forces' National Fund instead of purchasing the broadcasting network, before arguing that his party is the legitimate owner.

LF MP and lawyer George Adwan, who represented the party's chief at previous hearings, argued that "Daher uses LBCI fo distortion," while vowing to move forward with the proceedings. 

 

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