Judge Saqr Saqr decided on Tuesday to release Shadi al-Mawlawi after over a week in custody. Islamist al-Mawlawi will be released on bail of L.L. 500,000 after a hearing that was held on Tuesday, reported LBC television. A request for his release had been submitted last week, but it was rejected in order to carry out more investigations. He had been arrested in the northern city of Tripoli on May 12 on charges of belonging to a terrorist group.

The development sparked clashes between the rival neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, which left some ten people dead and at least 70 wounded. [Link]