Ali Fayad, man at centre of extradition row with US,released from prison

05-07-2016

Ali Fayad, the Lebanese man who was released to his homeland after the Czech minister of justice refused an extradition request for him from the United States,has been released from prison in Beirut, according to Czech Radio. The broadcaster cited his lawyer Vladimír Řičíu, who was unable to give further details. Fayad’s release in February, along with another man, sparked protests from Washington. US authorities had wanted to question him in connection with an alleged drugs for arms deal involving FARC guerrillas in Colombia.