They declared that it is an “absolute necessity” to get rid of a corrupt ruling class that has been enriching itself by emptying state coffers and even diverting foreign financial aid for their benefit.
By asking Macron to freeze all assets of “dubious origin” owned by the Lebanese officials in France, the activists hope to dismantle the political-economic mafia ruling the country and whom they hold responsible for the suffering that prevails in Lebanon.
The letter was signed by influential people, including doctors, lawyers, journalists, and activists such as the likes of economist Nicolas Sarkis, political scientist Karim Emile Bitar, the former Lebanese Minister of Culture Ghassan Salamé, as well as the resigned MP Paula Yacoubian.
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