BEIRUT — Mount Lebanon Court of Appeal General Prosecutor Ghada Aoun announced Friday that she was again called to appear before the Judicial Inspectorate.
The call comes after caretaker Justice Minister Henri Khoury accused Aoun of traveling to a conference abroad without obtaining prior authorization.
"The Minister of Justice brought me before the [Judicial] Inspection because I traveled without his consent to attend a conference. Since when do you have to ask for permission to attend a conference? What is happening clearly falls under persecution," Aoun responded in a tweet.
According to the Lebanese daily Nidaa al-Watan, the Ministry of Justice accused the magistrate of taking part in a conference organized in Brussels by an entity close to Israel.
The June conference entitled "What future for Lebanon?" was held at the headquarters of the European Union (EU). Aoun participated in the conference, as well as the former legislative candidate Omar Harfoush, who is the subject of defamation proceedings filed by the caretaker Prime Minister, Najib Mikati.
Ghada Aoun, who often makes headlines through her controversial actions and positions, was dismissed from her post by the disciplinary council of judges in early May. She appealed against the decision and continues to process her cases, pending the verdict of the High Disciplinary Council.
Reputed to be close to the Free Patriotic Movement, Aoun launched legal proceedings against several banks and against Banque du Liban Governor Riad Salameh and his entourage. She is also involved in several anti-corruption cases.