US man accused of human rights violations freed in Lebanon

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By KATHY McCORMACK, MATTHEW LEE and AAMER MADHANI | AP
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Thu, 2020-03-19 14:32

WASHINGTON: A US citizen who had faced decades-old murder and torture charges in Lebanon has been freed, a senator who had pushed for his release announced Thursday.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said in a statement that she had spoken with Amer Fakhoury on the phone soon after his release.
Lebanese officials alleged that Fakhoury, 57, of Dover, New Hampshire, who had been jailed since September, was responsible for the killings and abuse of prisoners in Lebanon as part of an Israeli-backed militia two decades ago.

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