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Sayyed accuses STL of politicization.

Summary: Former General Security head Maj. Gen. Jamil al-Sayyed lashed out Sunday at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, saying it had become "more politicized and unjust than the local national judiciary."

BEIRUT: Former General Security head Maj. Gen. Jamil al-Sayyed lashed out Sunday at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, saying it had become "more politicized and unjust than the local national judiciary."

Marking the fourth anniversary of his release, Sayyed said: "The only useful lesson derived from the international investigation that took place in Lebanon from 2005 until 2009 is that it had proved to the Lebanese people and the world that international justice, when implemented in our country, becomes more politicized and unjust than the national local judiciary."

Four former military and intelligence officers including Sayyed were arrested in 2005 at the request of prosecutor Detlev Mehlis.

The four were released by STL pretrial Judge Daniel Fransen due to the lack of evidence.

Sayyed vowed justice would reach those who conspired to arrest him, naming "former State Prosecutor Saeed Mirza, Judge Saqr Saqr and retired Maj. Gen. Ashraf Rifi" among them.

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Publication:The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
Date:Apr 29, 2013
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