File- Lebanese soldiers patrol the northern city of File photo of Lebanese troops patrolling a street in Tripoli, north Lebanon. The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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Lebanon's Army Intelligence has briefly detained an activist in the northern city of Tripoli for promoting a cartoon apparently criticizing Army chief Gen. Jean Kahwagi, the Samir Kassir Eyes (SKeyes) Center for Media and Cultural Freedom reported Thursday.Bilal Hussein, an engineer and activist from Tripoli, was detained for six hours Tuesday in Tripoli. On Dec. 4, 2013, Hussein shared a cartoon published on the local website "Beirut Observer" on his Facebook page. The cartoon gives the impression that Kahwagi wants to become Lebanon's next president at the expense of raging battles in Tripoli.Hussein told the media watchdog he was detained outside his office at around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and was taken by the military to an Army center in the Tripoli neighborhood of Qibbeh.
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