Report: Military Court Releases Pierre Hashash without Any Charges

The military court ordered on Monday the release of rap artist and former candidate to the parliamentary elections Pierre Hashash without any charges.

“Hashash will be freed on Tuesday,” said the official Facebook page protesting his arrest on social networking websites “Support Pierre Hashash and all oppressed”.

The page also reported that Hashash's file has been transferred to Baabda civil court and that he is now considered a witness in a civil case.

Pierre Hashash was beaten up by the army intelligence squad and arrested on Wednesday following a post he wrote on his Facebook page in which he criticized a roundabout holding Army Commander's name “for causing traffic jam” in Batroun city, LBCI reported.

The Army Commend issued a statement on Friday explaining that Hashash's arrest occurred after “his statements offended the military institution and its members.

Hashash rose to fame in 2005 when he presented his candidacy for the parliamentary elections in Batroun and accompanied his nomination with a sarcastic PR campaign that gained wide media attention and coverage.

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