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.
Iran plans to file a lawsuit agai
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.
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.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE