Lebanon News

Protesters dispute arrest of sheikh in east Lebanon

A general view of the eastern town of Zahle. (The Daily Star/Nassif Seif)

HERMEL, Lebanon: Several people blocked the road in Taalabaya, east Lebanon, Tuesday to protest the arrest of a sheikh by Army intelligence, a security source told The Daily Star.

The protesters used burning tires to block a vital road in the Zahle town and demanded the release of Sheikh Nawaf Amer al-Hussein who is the assistant to Sheikh Arfan al-Maarabuni.

Maarabuni has been detained in Syria for almost a year.

An hour later, the Army was able to reopen the road after more troops were deployed in the area.

Hussein was arrested earlier Tuesday, the source said, describing him as a "sympathizer of the Syrian revolution and members of the opposition."

The Army arrested the man on the suspicion that he belonged to an extremist group. Hussein was transferred to the Defense Ministry for further investigation.

 

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