Female relatives and supporters of former MP Hasan Yaacoub set up tents outside Hezbollah offices south of Beirut in protest over the ex-MP's detention, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2015. (The Daily Star/NNA)
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An investigative judge agreed Wednesday to release on bail the brother of former lawmaker Hasan Yaacoub, two days after his detention at Beirut airport, over his alleged involvement in the abduction of Hannibal Gadhafi.Hussein and his brother former MP Hasan Yaacoub, who was arrested in December, have been accused of being involved in the abduction of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's son, Hannibal.Earlier Wednesday, guards outside the Iranian embassy dispersed a group of women who began protesting near its Beirut premises against the detention of two Yaacoub brothers. They (the Iranian ambassador) promised us that they will send our message to Imam Khamenei," Yaacoub told reporters after meeting with the Iranian ambassador.He also confirmed that his brother Hasan has been hospitalized for three days now because of a health condition.
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