Hezbollah denies being involved in deal to release Israeli agent from Lebanon's prison

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-21 04:41:20|Editor: huaxia

BEIRUT, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that the resistance has nothing to do with the decision issued by the military court in Lebanon to acquit Amer Fakhoury, former head of an Israeli-linked prison.

Nasrallah made the remarks in a speech broadcasted on al-Manar local TV channel.

Lebanon's Military Tribunal issued a decision on Tuesday to drop charges against Amer Fakhoury who has been accused of collaborating with Israel in torturing prisoners in Khiam in southern Lebanon.

Fakhoury has been imprisoned in Lebanon since September 2019.

Later in the day, Lebanon's State Prosecutor Ghassan Oueidat asked the state commissioner to submit an appeal against the Military Tribunal's decision to release Fakhoury.

However, a U.S. Marine Osprey was seen landing at the U.S. embassy in Lebanon on Thursday and flew Fakhoury out of the country to the United States.

Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Nassif Hitti summoned U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea over Fakhoury's release.