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Lebanese journalist Rabih Tlais, who was reported missing for several days, has just been found.
A protest was organized at 10 am this morning outside the Justice Palace demanding information about his whereabouts.
Within half an hour of the protest starting, Rabih Tlais “just showed up with no explanation” outside the Palace, sources told Lebanese journalist Luna Safwan.
He is reportedly “okay” but looks tired. We’re pending for more details/information from him about what happened.
A month ago, Rabih published a report showing images and a video taken at an alleged Hezbollah missile factory in the Beirut suburb of Jnah. The images and video showed what Rabih confirmed to be ammonium nitrate – the same explosive material that set off the massive blast at the Beirut Port on August 4th.
Since its publication, Rabih Tlais told several of his friends that he was threatened and being followed. In a video he released a couple of weeks ago, he reported that Hezbollah was trying to frame him for “working with Israel.”
Rabih’s family, friends, and close contacts reported that he was acting increasingly nervous and worried, leading up to a few days ago when no one was able to reach or locate him. All calls and texts had since gone unanswered.