Lebanon News

Father of kidnapped man former LF treasurer

BEIRUT: The family of a young contractor who was kidnapped in Mount Lebanon has received a demand for $3 million in ransom, security sources said Wednesday. 

The sources said police were looking for the kidnappers of Julien George Antoun, who was abducted from the mountain town of Oyoun al-Siman in the district of Kesrouan. 

The kidnappers called his mother and asked for a ransom of $3 million. His father, George Antoun, managed the finances of the Lebanese Forces during the Civil War. 

A source at the party said Julien Antoun was no longer affiliated with the LF and that the motive behind his abduction was not political. 

Antoun, 27, left his home in Tabarja Tuesday evening heading to the mountains. 

His car was found the next day outside the Val de Neige ski resort in Oyoun al-Siman. 

Investigators have lifted fingerprints from his vehicle as part of their investigation.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 30, 2014, on page 3.




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