Aoun And Bassil Reportedly Met With Amer Fakhoury

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Guila Fakhoury, the daughter of former South Army member Amer Fakhoury, revealed that Lebanese officials previously encouraged him to return to .

In an interview with MTV, Fakhoury said that her father, who died in the nearly 2 months ago, was “assassinated” by the Lebanese state.

She said that everyone encouraged him to return to , affirming that he had “met with all officials,” and that “everyone stopped knowing who Amer Fakhoury was” after he was detained last year.

“My father was a political activist, and he held meetings with a number of political figures,” she said, adding that he used to advocate the return of South ’s Christians, “considered deportees,” to the country.

Moreover, she revealed that her father believed in “the strong era,” [Aoun’s era] and that he had met President and FPM leader . However, “after his return [to ], everyone abandoned him,” Guila Fakhoury said.

In 2019, Amer Fakhoury was arrested after he landed in , for charges related to collaborating with and torturing detainees in the Khiam prison during the Israeli occupation of southern .

He was released from prison a few months later and flown to the U.S., where he continued his treatment for late-stage cancer, which recently took his life.

It is believed that the Lebanese authorities dropped charges against Fakhoury and released him under pressure from the U.S.

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