US citizen accused of torture lifted out of Lebanon in helicopter

Israel Comments Off

Amer Fakhoury allegedly oversaw torture at Lebanese jail during Israeli occupation

A US citizen detained in Beirut on accusations of overseeing torture and murder at a southern Lebanese prison during Israel’s occupation of the region has been spirited out of the country by helicopter.

A Lebanese military tribunal ordered earlier this week that Amer Fakhoury, 57, be released after it ruled too much time had passed since his alleged crimes. It was not immediately clear whether he had been released, and a military prosecutor filed an appeal against the decision the next day.

#USAF Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey landed at the#US embassy in #Beirut, #Lebanon and left 10 minutes later. pic.twitter.com/Kvtp5WhgyI

Related: Lebanon court orders release of US citizen accused of torture

Related: He vanished in Syria six years ago. His parents still fight to bring their son home

Continue reading…
Source: israel
Link : US citizen accused of torture lifted out of Lebanon in helicopter

Author

Search

Back to Top

Skip to content