It's back baby! Asala Nasri's passport has been returned after being confiscated in Lebanon
Asala Nasri has her precious passport back in possession. (Image: Facebook)
The Lebanese prosecutor’s office has returned prominent Syrian celebrity Asala Nasri’s passport Wednesday, after confiscating it earlier that day, over an arrest warrant issued against her by the Syrian regime, a judicial source told The Daily Star.
"I am fine and my dignity is fine," the singer tweeted. "Lebanon you will always be my love," she added.
Nasri has had her Syrian passport revoked Wednesday, after being flagged by Interpol over accusations leveled by the Syrian government that she was supporting terrorist groups, the judicial source said.
The singer, who is scheduled to perform on talent show Star Academy Friday, is renowned for being a vocal critic of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
According to the warrant, Nasri must be sent back to Syria to be tried.
However, despite the warrant calling for her arrest, the Lebanese prosecutor's office granted her special permission to leave Beirut's International Airport after confiscating her passport. A trial hearing is scheduled for Monday.
The decision to deport Nasri rests with the Lebanese prosecutor’s office, the judicial source said.
The accusations issued against Nasri must be reviewed by the prosecutor’s office before a decision can be made.
Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi had confirmed that the judiciary would return Nasri's passport while denouncing the charges brought up against her.
“We will not be tools in the hands of the Syrian regime” said Rifi on his official Twitter page, claiming that the charges were nothing but a judicial front for what is essentially a political issue.
Meanwhile prominent talk show host Neshan, who was with Nasri in Downtown Beirut following the incident, said that the Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk called to check up on Asala after she was released from the airport.
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