Former MP Hasan Yaacoub speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Internal Security Forces' Information Branch Saturday referred former MP Hasan Yaacoub to Mount Lebanon's First Investigative Judge Jean Fernini for his alleged involvement in last week's Hannibal Gadhafi kidnapping, the state-run National News Agency reported Saturday.The security agency wrapped up investigations with Yaacoub and referred him to the General Prosecution in Baabda, where an investigative judge will further question the former MP on Monday, the NNA said. Yaacoub was arrested Thursday for his suspected involvement in the kidnapping of deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's son last week, angering Yaacoub's relatives and supporters. Protesters held banners backing Hasan.Security sources told The Daily Star that the state grew suspicious of Yaacoub's involvement in the kidnapping after officials intercepted calls from his mobile phone to the group that abducted Hannibal in Syria.Yaacoub has denied allegations of his involvement.
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