Amer Fakhoury Dies in United States

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Amer Fakhoury, an ex-member of the pro-Israel South Lebanon Army militia who was jailed for several months in Lebanon, passed away on Monday at his residence in the United States following a battle with cancer, Lebanese media reports said.

The release of Lebanese-American citizen Fakhoury in March and his eventual travel to the U.S. in mysterious circumstances had sparked controversy in Lebanon.

Fakhoury went into exile more than two decades ago before returning to Lebanon in September 2019, when he was arrested.

The 57-year-old was released in March over a statute of limitations on his alleged crimes, a judicial source said, though put under a travel ban.

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed Fakhoury's return to the United States, saying he was suffering from late-stage cancer.

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had slammed Fakhoury's departure to the U.S. as an "escape" organized by the U.S. embassy and a "flagrant violation of (Lebanese) sovereignty and justice."

Witnesses accuse Fakhoury of ordering or taking part in beatings of thousands of inmates at the notorious Khiyam Prison, but David Schenker, the top U.S. diplomat for the Middle East, disputed accounts of Fakhoury's involvement, saying his name did not come up in previous prosecutions of SLA members and charging that some in Lebanon wanted to use the U.S. citizen's detention as a bargaining chip.

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Comments 21
Thumb s.o.s 17 August 2020, 19:15

So sad..........

Thumb Mystic 17 August 2020, 22:07

Why?

Thumb s.o.s 18 August 2020, 11:22

For you, obviously. You lost your SLA leader. Remember that 80% of SLA were Shia and most joined Hizbala after May 2000.

Thumb s.o.s 17 August 2020, 19:16

The FPM must be mourning their martyr. My condolences to Aoun and clique.

Default-user-icon Leb American (Guest) 18 August 2020, 01:58

He’s not a martyr, he slaughtered his own people and finally got what he deserved.
Aoun will hopefully die this year too. The entire nation is praying for this.

Thumb blablablablablaba 17 August 2020, 20:00

très triste

Missing bigjohn 17 August 2020, 21:35

This murdering traitor should never have been released without the release of the Lebanese hero George Abadallah. This shows that the lousy Lebanese government is controlled by Zionist billionaires who control the US and several other western countries.

Thumb marcus 17 August 2020, 21:58

The military court judge who released him is shia and appointed by hezbollah. So, stfu!

Thumb Mystic 17 August 2020, 22:06

Marcus lies again

Thumb marcus 17 August 2020, 22:58

read ya pos, read!

Lebanon: Head of Military Tribunal Resigns over Fakhoury’s Acquittal

Head of Lebanon’s Military Tribunal Brigadier General Hussein Abdullah announced on Friday he was resigning from his post, few days after acquitting Israeli collaborator Amer Fakhoury and a day after US airlifted the notorious collaborator outside Lebanon in a step that considered violation of the Lebanese sovereignty.

“Out of respect for my oath and the honorary military, I am resigning from the presidency of the military court in which the application of the law equals the escape of a client, the pain of captives and the treason of a judge,” Abdullah said on Friday.

He was referring to his decision to drop charges against Fakhoury including murder and torture when he was a commander in the so-called South Lebanon Army (SLA) – a proxy militia backed by Israeli occupation during the 1982-2000 occupation of Lebanon.

https://www.english.almanar.com.lb/972589

Thumb justice 17 August 2020, 23:09

as to you tinyjohn, you may have heard of tajeddine, the hezbollah financier who was released by the U.S in exchange for Fakhoury. It is called a deal, stupid.

Thumb warrior 18 August 2020, 08:20

Lying is the basis of their shia culture. If nassrallah tells him 'Hussein' is a Christian name, Mystic will believe him.

Thumb s.o.s 18 August 2020, 11:24

Marcus, mitwelians have a selective memory...

Thumb justice 18 August 2020, 14:59

Mystic just got 'carbonized'

Missing logik 17 August 2020, 21:50

Hmmm I wouldn't trust this piece of information.

Missing levant 18 August 2020, 02:14

This man deserves the highest Lebanese honors for his exemplary service to a civilised Lebanon.

Default-user-icon Nathalie (Guest) 24 August 2020, 05:55

And you deserve to be named SNAKE, may you be with him soon with all the honors

Missing hammerhead1 18 August 2020, 14:52

Big John talking about traitors, now that is funny. The killers of two Lebanese Presidents are talking about traitors. Half the car bombs sent to Lebanon by the Syrians used your party to plant them and you want to talk about traitors. Don’t you find that funny Jonny boy.

Thumb gigahabib 18 August 2020, 15:36

The hero of half of Naharnet has finally gone to Hell.

Thumb ansarullah 21 August 2020, 06:02

Shia Shia Shia !!!

Thumb doodle-dude 21 August 2020, 06:09

lol @ gigahakawati