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Conflict Incident Report

Yaacoub supporters march through Beirut southern suburbs

Date of incident: 
January 8, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Relatives and supporters of former MP Hasan Yaacoub march through Beirut's southern suburbs Friday to denounce his ongoing detention over alleged involvement in the abduction of Hannibal Gadhafi.
The marchers carried photos of Imam Musa Sadr, journalist Abbas Badreddine, and Yaacoub's father Sheikh Mohammed Yaacoub, all three of whom went missing during a visit to Libya in 1978.
Deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is widely blamed for their disappearance, and his son, Hannibal, is currently in Lebanese custody over the 38-year-old case.
The ex-lawmaker’s brother, Ali Yaacoub, led Friday's march from the neighborhood of Hay al-Sellom to Mreijeh.

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.