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Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh Responds to Calls of Depositors and their Associations in Lebanon

27-Mar-2023 | Source : AG-IP-News Agency | Visits : 2245
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh Responds to Calls of Depositors and their Associations in Lebanon

Special to AG-IP-News Agency 

AMMAN - HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), responded to the calls of depositors and their associations who have been badly affected by Lebanon’s Central Bank decisions, to proceed with legal actions with the aim to recover their money from banks.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stated that a specialized committee that is formed of the concerned stakeholders would approach the relevant international authorities, namely the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, to file a lawsuit with the general prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

In an open letter, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh added, “I welcome every badly affected victim of this crime, individually or as a group, to join us in filing this lawsuit, which I am honored to initiate out of my national duty toward Lebanon.”

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, through one of TAG.Global’s firms; Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Legal (TAG-Legal), is working with the offices of the attorneys Mr. Antoine Gergamaz in France and Mr. Philippe Maalouf in Lebanon to sue the Central Bank of Lebanon and the banks that froze depositors’ bank accounts.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh affirmed that all legal fees for filing the lawsuit will be at his own expense out of his national duty toward his beloved country, Lebanon, following an appeal made by the Lebanese depositors and their associations in Lebanon to help them reclaim their frozen funds.

Towards this goal, the committee has started preparing files and documenting actions that constitute flagrant violations of human rights which are considered a crime against humanity. This will be prepared based on the Human Rights Council's report, which indicates that the Lebanese State, including its Central Bank, is accountable for human rights breaches caused by this man-made catastrophe, including the unnecessary impoverishment of the people.

In addition, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh urged depositors who want to join the lawsuit to submit the necessary documents; including a signed power of attorney with copies of their ID’s or passports, to attorney Philippe Maalouf at the following address:

PHILIPPE MAALOUF
ATTORNEY AT LAW
MAT LAW FIRM
ZAHRET EL IHSAN Street- LA ROSE bldg.
ASHRAFIEH - BEIRUT - LEBANON
Phone: +961 1 332322/312 – 70 117411
Email: pmaalouf@ matlawfirm.com

 
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