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Geagea calls for official demand to disclose the fate of prisoners and missing in Syria

In remembrance of prisoners and missing persons in Syria, Lebanese Forces Party Chief Samir Geagea said in an issued statement Friday: "In this week of suffering, we remember the detainees, the prisoners and the missing in Syrian jails, and we have to work day and night to ease the pain and agony of their families."

Geagea called for a formal Lebanese demand to unveil the fate of all prisoners and missing persons in Syria.

"Bashar al-Assad's regime has managed to recover the remains of Elijah Cohen since 1965 and managed to find the remains of an Israeli soldier killed in Lebanon in 1982, yet till this moment does not respond to any Lebanese request to return the missing and the prisoners or at least to disclose their fate!" Geagea exclaimed in his statement.

"The Lebanese Forces ministers have raised the issue before the Council of Ministers in its meeting yesterday, but unfortunately we did not receive any answer...So we are sending out a new cry through the media this time to the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister and the majority of cabinet ministers, to demand the General Security to do all the necessary to uncover the fate of these detainees, prisoners and missing persons because they are Lebanese citizens in the first place," Geagea underlined.

He added: "It would be better for the Assad regime to reveal the fate of these people instead of revealing the fate of Israeli soldiers!"

Source: National News Agency