Lebanon: Beirut hostage taker got away with it

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 Lebanon: Beirut hostage taker got away with it< /p>

A man who held hostages in a Beirut bank last week has been released from custody without charge. The corresponding decision was made on Tuesday, August 16. Recall that the Lebanese tried to access his frozen savings when he took people in a bank branch hostage. Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein, 42, threatened employees of the financial institution with firearms and only agreed to leave after the bank promised to give him $35,000 of his total deposit of more than $200,000, which was frozen after the country's financial crisis in 2019. year.

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