Judge Orders Handing over of FSA Official to General Security without Charging him

State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr handed over the head of the Free Syrian Army command council, Colonel Abdullah Rifai, to the Lebanese General Security without charging him.

State-run National News Agency reported on Tuesday that Rifai was released from custody and will be handed to the General Security after his lawyer Tareq Shandab filed a request in this regard.

NNA said that Rifai was released on condition he does not leave the country.

Last week, the Lebanese army arrested Rifai who was trying to enter Syria using fake documents.

The FSA is the Western-backed moderate group fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad.

MTV reported that Rifai was moved from the Defense Ministry to the Justice Ministry.

The military court approved the release of the son of Sheikh Mustafa al-Hujeiri.

Shandab also informed LBCI that the military court approved the release of Baraa al-Hujeiri, who is the son of Islamist cleric Mustafa al-Hujeiri, aka Abou Taqiyeh.

Abou Taqiyeh is charged with belonging to al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front.



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