The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) arrested two people identified as Abed Saad Ali and Mustafa Alaeddine on suspicion of involvement in last week’s lynching of Egyptian national Mohammad Salim Mosallem based on an order from the General Attorney’s office after the Cabinet’s recommendation, New TV reported on Friday
The television station also reported that Ketermaya residents protested against the arrests and blocked the main road with burning tires. The road was still reportedly closed at around 6:pm local time.
Mosallem, who was the main suspect in last month’s Ketermaya murder that left four dead, was attacked and killed by town residents while he was reenacting the crime for security forces.
DNA tests confirmed that Mosallem was the killer, but the cabinet decided to pursue his killers.
Picture: A Lebanese woman shouts during a protest against the arrest of some men allegedly involved in the lynching of an Egyptian man, in the village of Ketermaya, southeast of Beirut.