Noun has been detained by authorities and his family’s house searched, reportedly due to alleged statements he made that the Justice Palace would explode if justice was not served. Protests have erupted in response to his arrest, with roads being blocked in several areas in support of Noun.
He’s demanding that the Beirut Port blast investigation be internationalized as the only way to get justice. He emphasized that the families and the victims have been waiting for answers and justice for far too long and will not accept any further delays or obstruction in the investigation.
His Lawyer said that the investigation hasn’t begun yet and they’re demanding his immediate release, despite being held for almost 12 hours.
Protests erupted in Byblos blocking the main highway over in solidarity with William Noun. Protestors and the Lebanese army went back and forth blocking the road and then clearing it throughout the night.
It has been revealed that William Noun wanted to turn himself in on Monday after being summoned. Despite people discouraging him from doing so, he insisted he will set a good example. However, the circumstances around his arrest seem to suggest they wanted to make a lesson out of him and force him to be jailed over the weekend. As was confirmed by MP Yacoubian outside of the State Security facility.