Lebanon: UAE intends to release detained nationals in succession
The Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs reveals that it was informed of the UAE's intentions to release the 10 Lebanese nationals recently detained in the country in succession.
The Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that it was informed of the UAE's intentions to release the 10 Lebanese who were recently detained there in succession.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates was informed by the Lebanese Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Fouad Shihab Dandan, of the news of the release of all 10 Lebanese detainees who were arrested in the UAE nearly two months ago in succession," the Ministry said in a statement.
٣)كما تحرص الوزارة على أواصر العلاقات الأخوية المتينة بين لبنان والامارات لما فيه خير بلدينا وشعبينا.— Mofa Lebanon (@Mofalebanon) May 27, 2023
The Lebanese Foreign Ministry affirmed its keenness on "the strong fraternal relations between Lebanon and the UAE, for the benefit of our two countries and peoples."
It also pointed out that the Emirati authorities detained 10 Lebanese individuals in March for allegedly having connections with Hezbollah which the the country designates as a "terrorist organization".
On May 15, after one of the detainees Ghazi Ezz El-Din died in UAE prisons, families of Lebanese detainees in UAE prisons organized a demonstration outside the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to demand that officials push for the release of their family members.