SECURITY FORCES FREE LF SUPPORTERS 19 Sep 2000, 13:31

Discours et Textes, Samir Geagea, Sethrida Geagea

Lebanese Security Forces released today a number of Lebanese Forces supporters detained since yesterday after contacts that Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir made with relevant authorities.
Official sources revealed that the detainees have been reminded that the Lebanese Forces are a dismantled political party and militia and thus they are not allowed to exercise any political activity in this framework.
In fact, a delegation of the families of the LF martyrs and those detained the last couple of days has visited Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir today morning and demanded their release.
Upon their request, Sfeir made contacts with relevant authorities and the detainees were released soon after.
On the other hand, Sethrida Geagea, the wife of incarcerated head of the dismantled LF Samir Geagea, stressed, in an interview with An-Nahar newspaper, the importance of national entente adding that the LF in under the law and do not intend in any circumstance to violate the laws.
Security Forces had arrested yesterday a number of LF supporters after a mass held on Sunday for the commemoration of the LF martyrs in Maifouk, northern Lebanon, turned into a rally that denounced the Syrian presence in Lebanon and demanded the release of Geagea from prison.

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