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Lebanese Intelligence arrests Zaman Al Wasl reporter in Arsal

DETAINEES | 2018-05-26 05:08:58
Lebanese Intelligence arrests Zaman Al Wasl reporter in Arsal
   Abdul Hafiz al-Houlani
Zaman Al Wasl news site is condemning the arrest of its reporter in the Syrian refugee camps of Arsal by the Lebanese military intelligence on Thursday and calling for his immediate release.

Abdul Hafiz al-Houlani was arrested by the Military Intelligence Division from his makeshift tent in the al-Wafa Camp and took him to unknown destination, relatives said.

Lebanese social media pages claimed that al-Houlani was inciting refugees against the Lebanese state and its army, such a claim is no more than false pretense.

Zaman Al Wasl calls on International rights groups to press on the Lebanese authorities to release our jailed journalist. 

A Lebanese Intelligence official revealed that the reason behinds al-Houlani arrest is his media activities, according to one of the camp officials.

The Lebanese government’s actions are very similar to the Syrian regime's actions in chasing media activists and citizen journalists, Syrian activists say.

Since the press freedom is fundamental to any democratic society, Zaman Al Wasl demands the Lebanese government to release al-Houlani and to not undermine freedom of speech under any pretext.

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