Walid Eido was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1942. Walid Eido was a member of the Future Lebanese political movement and an MP in the Lebanese Parliament.
Walid Eido was killed on June 13, 2007 by a bomb near the Beirut waterfront (Manara), along with his son and two bodyguards and six others. Walid was known to be a outspoken critic of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Lebanese President Emile Lahoud.
Eido has graduated in 1966 and became a magistrate a year later. In the late 1990s he was north Lebanon's public prosecutor.
In the 2000 and 2005 Eido won a seat in parliamentary elections and was a member of several parliamentary committees.
Walid Eido used to be a member of the Sunni Mourabitoun Militia during Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war.
Walid Eido was a Sunni Muslim member of the majority anti-Syrian parliamentary group of Saad El Hariri, which controls Lebanon Government.
Walid Eido was a vocal opponent of Syrian influence in Lebanon and an ally to former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri before his assassination by a massive car bomb in February 2005.
Walid Eido was an avid swimmer and the bomb exploded outside his favourite Beirut beach resort, Sporting Club.
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