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    NH Restaurant Owner Detained in Lebanon

    The owner of a restaurant in Dover, New Hampshire, has been detained in his native Lebanon, accused of torture while working in a prison there decades ago.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019)

    Supporters of a New Hampshire restaurant owner who has been detained in his native Lebanon are planning to hold a rally on his behalf in front of the business.

    The rally is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday for Amer Fakhoury, who owns the Little Lebanon to Go restaurant in Dover. He went to see family in Lebanon earlier this month.

    Lebanese authorities say he was a warden at the Khiam Prison in Lebanon that was run by an Israeli-backed militia, known as the South Lebanon Army, until Israel ended an 18-year occupation of the area in 2000. Lebanon and Israel have been officially at war since Israel's creation in 1948.

    A Lebanese judge issued an arrest warrant for him. Fakhoury's family says any accusations against him are false. Human rights groups have said Khiam was a site of torture and detention.

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