April, 19 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

No media coverage of illegal arms dealer Tony Abi Saab

Tony arrested in Afghanistan to stand a trial in the US court to address the charges of war crime
 

Despite Tony Abi Saab’s arrest in 2011 on war crime charges, only a few media channels in the Middle East published or broadcasted this news. Tony and his supporters gave death threat to editors and journalists. They warned the media channels not to publish any sort of negative news against Tony or they would face the worse.

The PR team of the fraudster Tony Abi Saab of Lebanon worked tirelessly to remove few initial articles and story of his arrest. The business tycoon and a war criminal, Tony was indicted for laundering money through his front company Brescia Middle East, running ghost construction and weapons dealing companies—K5 Global, Brixia, Tactica Ltd, G2 Armory, and SIMAINT, and supplying contraband weapons to the terrorist organizations.

The news about Tony's arrest in Afghanistan and the trial in the US court was not extensively covered by media persons because of the fear of getting into trouble. He is a man with powerful contacts in the legal system of Lebanon and Europe, and also with deadly terrorist leaders, so media platforms print or electronics avoided writing anything against him.

One report that came out in the initial stage of Tony's court trial, detailing his criminal activities, on a website called Dogueroglu was later removed. The report said that Tony Abi Saab supplied pistols, machine guns and perhaps detonators for explosives as well to Daesh through Turkey.

The US intelligence team collected evidence from Syria and Iran supporting Tony’s crime but failed to present it before the court due to a technicality in the circuit court. His company Brixia was producing spare parts for weapons and smuggled them to countries throughout the Middle East for reassembly and sales, and Tactica Ltd purchased arms commercially and sold them in the black market to terrorist groups in Syria.

 
Chief Editor
2019-04-18
Lebanon