Samir Sfeir Is Reportedly Returning To Lebanon Soon

Samir Sfeir Is Reportedly Returning To Lebanon Soon
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Lebanese composer Samir Sfeir will be returning to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia soon, Al-Markazia has reported.

Sfeir‘s anticipated return from Saudi custody is the result of successful calls from Beirut to Riyadh to secure his release, according to the news agency

In this regard, journalist Radwan Mortada reported on Sunday night that Saudi security had transferred Sfeir from Dhahban Prison to Al-Shumaisi Prison, which is known to be a temporary detention center for deportation.

The news comes amid separate reports that the 59-year-old composer has signed his deportation documents pending his release.

Samir Sfeir was mysteriously detained in Saudi Arabia late in April, after arriving in the Kingdom for an invitation he had received from an official in Riyadh.

After his abrupt disappearance, the Lebanese Foreign Ministry initiated efforts to reveal his whereabouts and the circumstances of his detainment.

Local media reported at the time that Sfeir‘s wife was able to secure a visit to her husband but was not permitted to see him upon her arrival in Saudi Arabia.

Sfeir‘s arrest prompted a support campaign on social media in Lebanon that called for his release, around 3 months after the musician faced a campaign in Saudi Arabia calling for his deportation.

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