Fatima and her son gesture outside the Ghobeiri police station in Beirut, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (Facebook)
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Fatima Hamzeh, who was imprisoned last week for refusing to give up her child following a court ruling, emerged from jail Monday pledging to continue her fight, following popular and political pressure surrounding the case. Meanwhile, the Protecting Lebanese Women campaign which had pushed for Hamzeh's release called for further protests this Saturday to press for the custody age in the Shiite sect to be raised.I am holding on to that," Hamzeh said.She called on women in similar positions to speak up and not accept the rulings, explaining that her case would not have been publicized if she had not spoken up.Hamzeh's release comes after public outcry against her imprisonment, which prompted intervention by Speaker Nabih Berri, whom Hamzeh thanked upon her release.However, the campaign insisted the fight wouldn't end with Hamzeh's release, as there were many other women in similar positions.
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