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Samir Geagea v. Lebanon, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/2006/7/Add.1 at 75 (2005).



Communication addressed to the Government on 30 November 2004.

Concerning Mr. Samir Geagea.

The State is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

1. (Same text as paragraph 1 of opinion No. 20/2004.)

2. The Working Group conveys its appreciation to the Government for having submitted information concerning the case.

3. The Working Group has received reliable information stating that Mr. Samir Geagea was released on 26 July 2005 after 11 years in jail.

4. Having examined all the information submitted to it, and without prejudging the arbitrary nature of the detention, the Working Group, on the basis of paragraph 17 (a) of its revised methods of work, decides to file the case.

Adopted on 29 August 2005


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