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Conflict Incident Report

Ali Fayad's Family Protests his Detention

Date of incident: 
February 8, 2016
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

The family of Ali Fayad, who was part of a prisoner swap which saw the release of five kidnapped Czechs in Lebanon, held on Monday a sit-in in Beirut to call for his freedom.
Fayad was arrested in Beirut last week after he was released by the Czech authorities, which refused to extradite him to the U.S. to face weapons charges.
His release was part of a swap, which gave five Czechs, who were kidnapped in the eastern Bekaa valley in July last year, their freedom.
The family of Fayad, also known as Ali Amin, held the sit-in near Beirut's Justice Palace, asking for his release and calling for justice.
Prague's Municipal Court allowed the extradition of Fayad and two citizens of Ivory Coast last year but Czech Justice Minister Robert Pelikan has the final say and on Thursday refused to extradite them.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.