Egyptian doctor detained in Lebanon expected to be released Wednesday

The Doctors Syndicate said Tuesday that the Lebanese authorities would release Mohamed al-Hamshary, an Egyptian doctor who was detained earlier this week on charges of possessing communication device connected to satellite, on Wednesday.

The Lebanese military is examining the device and verifying Hamshary’s papers in preparation for his departure.

The Egyptian embassy in Beirut is closely following up the issue with the Lebanese authorities, as the syndicate has asked the Foreign Ministry to intervene. Also, a syndicate member called a Lebanese parliamentarian to intercede and press for the doctor’s release.

Hamshary was arrested upon arrival at Rafik Hariri Airport coming from London, where he attended a conference on psychiatry.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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