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Lebanon judiciary: Majid
died of natural causes

BEIRUT – Lebanese Public Prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud said that Abdullah Azzam Brigades chief Majid al-Majid died in custody of natural causes, despite Iran’s questioning of the circumstances of his death.

 

“The cause of Majid’s death is recorded in a legitimate medical report.. that shows Majid was in a deep coma… and suffering from kidney failure and severe inflammation of the lungs,” Hammoud said in an interview with Al-Joumhouria newspaper published on Monday.

 

Hammoud also denied receiving “any formal request from Iran to take part in investigations in to the cause of death.”

 

A member of the Iranian parliament's National Security Committee accused Saudi Arabia of killing Majid, who was pronounced dead on January 4 in the custody of the Lebanese Armed Forces in a military hospital in Beirut.

 

His death came amid a dispute between Saudi Arabia and Iran over Tehran's right to be briefed on any interrogations of Majid, a Saudi national.

 

Hezbollah and Iran have accused Saudi Arabia’s intelligence of having links to the November 19 bombing of the Iranian embassy in southern Beirut that Majid’s Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed credit for.

 

Majid had been arrested on December 26 by Lebanese army intelligence while he was receiving treatment for his kidney failure.

The cause of Majid’s death is recorded in a legitimate medical report.. that shows Majid was in a deep coma.