Abbas Ibrahim still in hot water in US despite pulling off prisoner release

The head of the Lebanese General Security Directorate Abbas Ibrahim.
The head of the Lebanese General Security Directorate Abbas Ibrahim. © Mohamed Azakir/Reuters
Ibrahim has done many hostage and prisoner deals in his day and has now succeeded again by securing the release of a Lebanese detainee in Abu Dhabi. Yet the latest has done nothing to allay growing US anger over accusations that the spy chief was behind the torture of Amer al-Fakhoury. [...] (386 words)
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