Lebanese Activist Was Just Stopped At Beirut Airport

@michel_chamouunn | Bilal Jawich/Xinhua

On Saturday, Lebanese intelligence services stopped the pro-revolution activist, Michel Chamoun, at the -Rafic Hariri International Airport.

Chamoun, who once lost his finger by a rubber bullet during a protest, was due to fly out of for work.

In a statement on Twitter, he explained that the day before he was at the police station where he made sure there were no charges against him. Yet, at the airport, authorities stopped him.

“We leave so that we can work abroad because they ruined us in , and still they prevent us from leaving,” he exclaimed.

As if that wasn’t enough, two days ago, someone shot at his car as a message he considered was a threat.

Chamoun was previously taken into custody over a video he posted on social media, during a crackdown launched by State Prosecutor Ghassan Oueidat against anyone who criticizes the president.

At the time, his arrest along with others sparked a wave of protests and clashes across the country.


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