The Lebanese High Judicial Council received a threat directed at State Prosecutor Judge Ghassan Oueidat on Wednesday.
In a letter documenting the incident, the Council said that it had received a call from an unidentified person threatening Judge Oueidat and his family members with bodily harm.
The threat was received on Wednesday at around 12 PM, by one of the following numbers that belong to the High Judicial Council: 01/427843 – 01/427796 – 01/423782 – 01/427958, according to the letter.
The caller did not identify himself to Samia Khoury, the civil servant who answered the call.
“He shouted and directed offensive words that included insults and threats of bodily harm at each of the First President of the Court of Cassation, his family, the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Cassation, and his family,” the letter said.
The document, signed by the head of the High Judicial Council, Judge Souheil Abboud, called on the Public Prosecutor to take the necessary actions in order to uncover the identity of the caller and follow up with the required legal measures.
It is worth noting that the incident comes a day after the controversial detainment of an activist who is a member of the Free Patriotic Movement‘s Youth Department, per the instruction of Judge Ghassan Oueidat.