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Syrian authorities arrest opposition leader

Louay Hussein, leader of the opposition Building the Syrian State movement, has been arrested Nov. 12 by regime forces on the Syrian-Lebanese border.
Louay Hussein, a Syrian leading intellectual and the leader of the Syrian opposition movement of "Building the Syrian State Movement" addresses a press conference in Damascus on July 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO\LOUAI BESHARA        (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/GettyImages)
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BEIRUT — Syrian security forces arrested opposition figure Louay Hussein Nov. 12 on the Lebanese-Syrian border while en route to Beirut, where he was due to fly to Spain to visit family living there since early 2012.

His political party, Building the Syrian State (BSS), reported that Hussein was arrested that afternoon on the Syrian-Lebanese border and referred to the judiciary in Damascus. The movement demanded his immediate release, blaming the Syrian regime for any harm that might befall him.

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