William Noun Is Officially Free, Here’s What He Said

William Noun has officially been released from custody after a tumultuous series of events over the last two days.

He was released and appeared at the Fire Brigade headquarters in Quarantina, where his brother, Joe Noun served as a firefighter.

Upon his release, he said that his arrested “was at the signal of the judiciary and my handling [by State Security] was respectful.”

He went on to say that “we are continuing with the August 4 case and we have the right to express as long as the investigation in the blast remains suspended.” Reassuring that the “case will not die.”

“I thank everyone who stood by our side, and I thank Major General Tony Saliba, and the judiciary must do its duty, and we will go to the investigation on Monday,” he said.

Major General Tony Saliba is the General Directorate of the State Security, where William Noun was held.

William Noun still needs to return on Monday. His lawyer said, “what happened revived this case.”

William and Joe Noun’s mother thanked everyone who stood by her son “from deputies, lawyers, clerics, and citizens since yesterday under the rain.” She stressed that “we will continue until we get our Children’s rights.

Joe Noun was a firefighter and one of the first to respond to the Beirut Port Blast, leading to his death.

Yesterday, William Noun‘s family house was raided by authorities and he’s been detained ever since.

Protestors closed roads and highways across Lebanon in support. MPs have publicly called this out, with several making their way into the State Security facility to be with William Noun.

Protests have been escalating the last few days over frustrations of stalemate and attempted obstruction of the Beirut Port blast investigation.

A full recap of last night’s events can be found here.

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