Press Release: Hezbollah allies assassinate Two Cedars Revolution Activists today in Zahle Lebanon
Written by Eblan Farris, CRNews
Sunday, 20 April 2008

The World Council for the Cedars Revolution
Representing the hopes and aspirations of many millions of Lebanese in Lebanon and throughout the Diaspora -

Press Release: Hezbollah allies assassinate Two Cedars Revolution Activists today in Zahle Lebanon

(Washington D.C. Sunday April 20, 2008): Two members of the Cedars Revolution March 14 Coalition were assassinated around 4pm local time on Sunday, April 20, 2008. Two others were wounded as gunmen followers of Politicians allied to Hezbollah opened fire and shot the two dead.

The two dead Cedars Revolution activists were identified as Nasri Marouni and Salim Assi. The two wounded were identified as Assi's son, Rashid, and Elias Issa.

We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the assassinated and to the people of Lebanon who continue to struggle with a foreign imposed War of Assassinations and Intimidations on their daily lives.

The WCCR strongly condemns this cowardly act by Terror operatives who are trying to undermine Lebanon's democracy. Those who committed this crime must be brought to justice.

We stand with the people of Lebanon in their struggle against the forces of terror and extremism. We urge them to honor Nasri Marouni and Salim Assi's memory by continuing with the democratic process for which they so bravely gave there life for by demanding UN intervention.

Lebanon is at the brink of realizing its freedom, sovereignty and independence under democratic rule and institutions. Its full participation into the free nations of the world is coming under attack today by war rooms in Iran and Syria. These war rooms are supplying, arming, training, facilitating, sponsoring, and directing a war of assassinations and a war of intimidations in Lebanon in total violation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1559 and 1701.

We demand that the democratically elected Government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora open up a new chapter in its struggle to free democratic rule by demanding an immediate disarming of all militias in Lebanon today.

Eblan Farris, Spokesman
World Council for the Cedars Revolution
Washington D.C.