The first examining magistrate of Mount Lebanon, Nicolas Mansour, requested forced labor sentences for several suspects in the murder of Ala' Abou Faraj, according to the National News Agency.
Faraj was a Civil Defense member killed during a 2018 clash between supporters of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) and the Lebanese Democratic Party (LDP) during the parliamentary elections period.
On May 8, 2018, clashes erupted between PSP and LDP supporters in Choueifat, south of Beirut. The clashes involved exchanges of gunfire, grenade throwing, and rocket B7 launches.
Judge Mansour issued his decision and requested a forced labor sentence for suspect A.N.S., who was convicted of "premeditated crime through the RPG grenade attack targeting a PSP center," resulting in the death of Faraj.
The judge also requested forced labor sentences for more suspects, H.Ch., I.I., and R.J., for "involvement in the incident."
Other individuals accused of firing non-approved weapons and engaging in armed clashes were referred to the Mount Lebanon Criminal Court.