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Syria court frees top opposition figure on bail

AFP , Wednesday 25 Feb 2015
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A Syrian court on Wednesday granted bail to prominent opposition figure Louay Hussein, his lawyer said, more than three months after the veteran dissident was detained.

Hussein, head of the Building the Syrian State party, "will be tried as a free man on the charges brought against him," human rights lawyer Michel Shammas told AFP.

He was detained at the border with Lebanon in November and accused of "weakening national sentiments".

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