Security Forces Deploy Heavily in Tripoli amid Arrests of Suspectsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Security forces staged a number of raids in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday in search of wanted suspects and in light of recent rallies in the city that demanded a halt to the “arbitrary” arrests taking place there.
MTV reported that a suspect was arrested during a raid on the government hospital in the district of al-Qobbeh.
Security forces have meanwhile deployed heavily in the city, setting up checkpoints backed by armored vehicles, said the National News Agency.
The security forces inspected the identification cards of pedestrians in search of wanted suspects.
Meanwhile, a leading member of the Mustaqbal Movement told MTV: “Tripoli is not an extremist city. Its residents support the continuation of the security plan in order to achieve justice and see the suspects put on trial.”
The Islamic National Gathering slammed on Thursday the “arbitrary arrests targeting the sons of Tripoli”, warning that the “oppression of the Sunni sect will result in unexpected reactions.”
"We reject the arbitrary arrests of Tripoli's sons and we hold the Attorney General of the court of cassation and the judges fully responsible for any Sunni's detention,” Mustaqbal bloc MP Mohammed Kabbara announced after a meeting with the northern city's figures.
The Mustaqbal bloc had said on Tuesday that many of the arrests in Tripoli were based on investigations that were conducted under psychological and mental pressure, considering that this resulted in launching accusations of terrorism against people “who were merely tasked with carrying guns.”