- Sitrida Geagea
Sitrida Taouk Geagea, (
Arabic: ستريدا طوق جعجع), (also written " Sethrida" or "Setrida") is a Lebanese politician born May 31, 1967in Ghana, as Sitrida Taouk.
Sitrida Geagea hails from a prominent
MaroniteLebanese family that owned businessescitation in West Africa. She is the niece of longtime BsharriMP, Dr Gibran Tawk. In her teens, Sitrida was renowned for her beauty, which made her a media favorite in Lebanon. Her political activism began while at the Lebanese University, and it led to meeting the leader of the Lebanese Forces(LF), Samir Geagea, whom she later married.
Sitrida Geagea publicly criticized the presence of the
Syrian armyin Lebanon during the Pax Syrianaover Lebanon from 1991 to April 2005, when Syrian troops withdrew from Lebanon as a result of international pressure and the Cedar Revolution. She also became the sole voice of the party during Geagea's decade-long political imprisonment. She led the LF in his absence and worked with other mainly Christian Lebanese parties and groups such as the Qornet Chehwan Gatheringand the Free Patriotic Movementfor his release, which finally happened on July 26, 2005.
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