Lebanon Deports ISIS Chemical Manufacturer To Iraqi Authorities

Ziad Dawlaai got arrested in Lebanon for manufacturing chemical weapons.  Last year in September, Daesh’s chemical emir got detained for belonging to ISIS and producing toxic gases. He eventually spent one year in prison. The State Prosecutor Samir Hammoud said that Lebanon refused to deport Dawlaai to Iraq last year. The reason is that the latter might be tortured there. To note, Lebanon has signed the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in 2000. In fact, Dawlaai was handed to Iraqi authorities in early June after the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun issued a decree that permits the deportation of the ISIS member to Iraq. Prime Minister Saad Hariri signed the decree. Negotiations were taking place between Lebanon and Iraq since April. President Michel Aoun, PM Saad Hariri, the Minister of Justice Salim Jreissati, and the chief of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service Mustafa Kadhimi were all parts of the negotiations. Dawlaai is currently in Iraq. He is undergoing an investigation about the information he has about ISIS.