File - Jamil Sayyed in the court room at the special international tribunal for Lebanon in Leidschendam January 14, 2011. (REUTERS/Jerry Lampen)
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The Marshall Islands has nominated former General Security head Jamil al-Sayyed, who was detained in connection with the death of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, as their envoy to UNESCO, the U.N. agency said Monday.Sayyed was arrested following the death of Hariri and 22 other people in a Downtown Beirut bomb attack on Feb. 14, 2005, that was initially blamed on pro-Syrian Lebanese generals.He was detained for four years but released in 2009 along with three other generals, after the U.N. said there was not sufficient evidence to keep them.
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