Hezbollah MP to resign from Parliament

Last week, Musawi was allegedly involved in a shooting at a police station in Damour.
by Georgi Azar

19 July 2019 | 13:22

Source: by Annahar

  • by Georgi Azar
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 19 July 2019 | 13:22

In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Lebanese Hezbollah lawmaker, Nawaf Musawi waves to journalist as he enters the parliament, in Beirut, Lebanon. (AP)

BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri is expected to accept Friday the resignation of Hezbollah MP Nawwaf Musawi, a day after the embattled lawmaker submitted his resignation to Parliament.

Last week, Musawi was allegedly involved in a shooting at a police station in Damour. 

According to a leaked police report, Musawi and a dozen gunmen attempted to storm the station where his daughter and her ex-husband had been brought following a high-speed car chase.

After Musawi's group was denied entry to the station, the report said a gunshot was fired, hitting the ex-son-in-law in his wrist. Musawi denied firing. The dramatic dispute was apparently over child visitation rights, a dispute that had been dominating local media.

Earlier this year, the group suspended Musawi's political activities because of a public spat with rival politicians in Parliament in regards to late President-elect Bachir Gemayel, who was assassinated in 1982. 

-- With AP

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