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Prosecution Committee blocks release of Al-Jadeed attack suspect
Damage caused by the attack on Al-Jadeed premises. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
Damage caused by the attack on Al-Jadeed premises. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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BEIRUT: The Prosecution Committee overruled Wednesday the investigative judge’s decision to release Wisam Alaaeddine, charged with the attempted murder of individuals inside Al-Jadeed television station.

The committee, headed by Judge Nada Dakroub, overruled the decision by Investigative Judge Ghassan Oueidat to release Alaaeddine and other defendants accused last week of attempting to burn down the Al-Jadeed building in Beirut and kill those inside.

The committee decided to keep Alaaeddine in custody and remanded his case to Ouiedat for further investigation.

Ouiedat questioned Alaaeddine Tuesday for over two hours and decided to free him due to a lack of evidence. The state appealed the decision and the case was transferred to the Prosecution Committee.

Alaaeddine was apprehended last week as several gunmen attacked Al-Jadeed station.

Hours later, masked men closed several Beirut roads with burning tires to protest Alaaeddine's arrest.

According to the country’s Penal Code, the suspects could face prison with hard labor if proven guilty.

 
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