A few days later, Beirut’s Attorney-General Judge Ziad Abou Haidar charged the man with murder. At the time, Ghazal had been posting photos of Kanjo, claiming to “miss” her.
Ghazal has been relatively vocal about the crime since he committed it and publicly went through its details during an interview with a local TV station last weekend, sparking public outrage at both him and the TV station for giving him a space to try to explain, hence justify, his committed femicide.
Ghazal promised to return to Lebanon by last Monday but has remained at large since.
Mohammad Kanjo, Zeina‘s bereaved father, has confirmed to Annahar that Ghazal had been beating her and that a domestic violence lawsuit had been filed in Beirut in response.
“The forensic doctor mentioned that my daughter was strangled by her husband, who is from Tripoli and a resident of Beirut, a few years older than her…” Kanjo said, adding that the murder was Ghazal’s response to the abuse complaint of his wife against him.