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The release of Christian leader Samir Geagea after 11 years in prison has been seen by many Lebanese as a step towards national reconciliation in a country that has not healed from the wounds of civil war.

Cilina Nasser in Beirut
Former militia chief Samir Geagea has been released after 11 years in jail for crimes committed during the Lebanese 1975-1990 civil war.
Former Lebanese Christian militia chief Samir Geagea left prison on Tuesday after 11 years in jail for crimes committed during the 1975-1990 civil war.

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At least one person has been killed and several others wounded in clashes that broke out in Beirut after the Lebanese parliament granted former militia leader Samir Geagea amnesty.

Lebanese Christian opposition leader General Michel Aoun has called for the immediate release of his one-time foe, jailed Christian leader Samir Geagea.

Opposition demonstrators have demanded freedom for jailed former commander Samir Geagea as President Emile Lahoud urged parliament to decide on an election law acceptable to all factions.

Amnesty International has accused Lebanon of torturing and unfairly trying two men jailed 10 years ago for politically-motivated killings and called for their release or prompt retrial.

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