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May 22, 2012

Now Lebanon - Mawlawi meets with Mikati at Tripoli residence, May 22 2012

Lebanese citizen Shadi al-Mawlawi met on Tuesday with Prime Minister Najib Mikati at the latter’s residence in the northern town of Tripoli, shortly after he was released from jail, LBC television reported.
Following the meeting, Mawlawi said that Mikati “did not comment on the way the General Security arrested me.”
Mawlawi then headed home to the Tripoli town of Al-Menyeh.
Mawlawi, whose arrest sparked deadly sectarian clashes in Lebanon between pro- and anti-Syrian groups wasreleased on bail Tuesday, a judicial official said.
The official said military judge Nabil Wehbe ordered Shadi al-Mawlawi released on bail of 500,000 Lebanese pounds ($333).
Mawlawi's arrest on May 12 on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization sparked demonstrations and deadly sectarian clashes in the northern port city of Tripoli.
According to press reports, Mawlawi had been “lured” by the General Security to a social services center owned by Finance Minister Mohammad Safadi, where he was detained.

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