Charbel, Islamists Agree on Mawlawi Re-interrogation, Roads Reopened as Sit-in Remains

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An agreement was reached on Wednesday between Interior Minister Marwan Charbel, Islamic committees and the committee following up on the case of Islamist detainees, under which Salafist activist Shadi al-Mawlawi will be re-interrogated on Thursday under the supervision of Judge Saqr Saqr and in the presence of Mawlawi’s lawyers.

Following the agreement, Islamist protesters reopened roads leading to Tripoli’s al-Nour Square but decided to maintain their sit-in until Thursday afternoon.

Charbel later arrived at the square and met with the protesters.

The agreement was reached at the office of North Governor Nassif Qaloush in the presence of Muslim clerics Dai al-Islam al-Shahhal, Zakariya al-Masri, Salem al-Rafehi, Bilal Baroudi, Mohammed Sayyed, Ali Hajar, Nabil Rahim, Kamal al-Rafehi, and lawyers Sheikh Raed Sulti and Sheikh Ahmed Shaarani.

State-run National News Agency said Mawlawi’s case faces three possibilities: “He might be freed if proven innocent, released on bail if he is involved in offences, or kept in custody over substantial charges that do not allow his release on bail.”

Mawlawi’s arrest on Saturday in the northern city of Tripoli by General Security agents had infuriated the city’s Islamists and sparked three days of deadly clashes that left nine people dead and more than 90 wounded. Clashes renewed for several hours on Wednesday in the city, leaving one person dead and at least 10 wounded.

Mawlawi was arrested on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization, but his supporters say he was targeted because of his help for Syrian refugees fleeing to Lebanon.

General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim on Tuesday confirmed media reports that the arrest of Mawlawi was coordinated with a Western security agency, noting that al-Qaida exists in Lebanon and hinting that Mawlawi is a Qaida member.

Comments 5
Missing allouchi 16 May 2012, 21:33

Treating people fairly and with dignity solves a lot of problems and conflicts.

Default-user-icon John (Guest) 17 May 2012, 02:49

So basically, if a alleged bank robber is caught red-handed and/or is arrested, we would need the permission of his parents and loved ones to proceed with an investigation or a hearing.
Keep up the good work guys!

Missing mohammad_ca 17 May 2012, 16:27

No but he should have a lawyer present no matter what

Missing cedars 17 May 2012, 03:22

Can we do the same interrogation of the 4 Hizbollah accused of killing Harriri and execute the warrant? or we need a permission from his highest majesty nasrallah before we enter their houses to arrest them?

Thumb whyaskwhy 17 May 2012, 15:34

No Cedar you cannot loool they are a red line protecting us from Isreal and other nations! loooool