Lebanese Embassy Gets Involved with Wissam Abyadís Case
UPDATE: Lebanese Embassy Involvement with Wissam
March 18, 2003
This week, the Lebanese Embassy in Cairo was visited by
Wissamís mother and a friend of his in order to explain carefully the
situation Wissam is facing in jail and to ask for their assistance in his
case. We are pleased to report that the Second Secretary of the Lebanese
Embassy of Cairo has shown great interest and compassion in working to help
Wissam with his case.
It appears that he has not received anything formal from
the Egyptian Authorities to inform the Embassy that a Lebanese citizen was
arrested and sentenced, and the phone calls to the Embassy in Cairo and
Consulate in Alexandria made by his mother and friends were not passed on to
him. Upon looking in Wissamís file, he explained that the Embassy expected a
phone call from Wissamís lawyer to explain the situation in detail, as the
individual who took the first call in January understood that this was a drug-
related arrest, not the actual situation.
Now that they are very clear on the situation, through
the conversations this week by his mother and friend, and via the case
documents provided by Wissamís lawyer, they are working hard to find out all
they can and assist Wissam (and the other Lebanese citizen in jail under
The Second Secretary of the Lebanese Embassy went to
visit them in jail this morning, and is very concerned with their well-being
and their situation.
The Friends and Supporters of Wissam Abyad thank the
Embassy of Lebanon in Cairo for their support and work to ensure Wissamís
well- being and the best results of his case. If you are Lebanese, be proud of
your countrymen for their support for one another.
Foundation. This may have been just passed on by Al-Fatiha without
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