Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Monday, May 29, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Three Lebanese arrested in Angola over a nationwide crackdown on diamond shop owners have been released, a Lebanese diplomat confirmed Friday.The arrests sparked an immediate cable from Speaker Nabih Berri demanding that Angola's president personally intervene.A statement from Berri's office said the reasons for the arrests were "unknown"; however, a Lebanese businessman in Angola confirmed to The Daily Star that the arrests came as part of the crackdown.With around 2,000 Lebanese expatriates residing in the African nation, the diplomat denied that the arrested Lebanese nationals were personally targeted.
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