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Lebanese Protesters Demand Severe Penalty for Pro-«Israel» Agent
By Staff, Agencies
A crowd of Lebanese citizens gathered in front of Beirut’s Justice Palace in protest against allowing senior member of a disbanded “Israel”-backed militia, Amer al-Fakhoury, enter Lebanon demanding severe sentence against him, the National News Agency reported on Monday.
The protesters demanded strict punishment for al-Fakhoury, a former member of the pro-“Israel” South Lebanon Army [SLA] militia and a senior warden in the notorious SLA-run Khiyam prison. His return revived accusations of torture.
A committee representing the liberated prisoners from “Israeli” occupation jails had earlier filed a lawsuit against Fakhoury, dubbed by Lebanese as the Khiyam Butcher.
The country's General Security agency has been interrogating Fakhoury since Wednesday.
Another security source said the former SLA member had fled to the United States and had already been charged in absentia to 15 years in prison for collaborating with “Israel”.
Opened in 1984 in an “Israeli”-occupied part of southern Lebanon, the Khiyam prison was run by the SLA.
Former inmates accuse Fakhoury of ordering the torture of thousands of detainees held there before “Israeli” forces withdrew from the area in 2000, ending their 22-year occupation of south Lebanon.
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