On Monday, investigative judge Assaad Bayram questioned Lebanese lawyer Rami Ollaik, a former Hezbollah member, who had been detained following his humiliating public arrest last week.
Judge Bayram’s ruling against Ollaik stated that the lawyer would be released on bail and that he will be banned from practicing law for two months.
Ollaik will also be prohibited from entering the Justice Palace, according to his tweet, which indicated that the bail sum is 1,000,000 LBP and that the decision has been referred to the Court of Appeal.
Ollaik had recently criticized Lebanon’s top prosecutor judge Ghassan Oueidat in what he deemed a fight against the “corrupt judiciary”. His refusal to appear before the judiciary for defamation prompted an order for his immediate arrest.
His arrest sparked angry protests, mainly from supporters of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), who began to call out the ‘police state’ and its unjust arrests.