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Conflict Incident Report

Ad-Diyar editor-in-chief released after brief stint in police custody

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April 12, 2018
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Lebanese Civilians

Ad-Diyar’s Editor-in-Chief Charles Ayoub was released after Mount Lebanon Attorney General Judge Ghada Aoun issued a warrant for his arrest in a case brought against him by a candidate in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Ayoub was arrested on financial charges brought by businessman Sarkis Sarkis, who is running on a Free Patriotic Movement list for the Metn district.

Though he was released, Ayoub may still be called in for further questioning, the state-run National News Agency reported.

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Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.