Mohammad Ali Saleh was detained in Greece. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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A Lebanese man detained in Greece for his alleged involvement in a 1985 airplane hijacking has insisted he is innocent, telling his wife in a phone call to which The Daily Star was party that he was "not a criminal".Kassaifi also contacted the International Federation of Journalists in Greece and Germany, where a warrant for Saleh's arrest had been issued, LBCI reported.Ibrahim told Kassaifi Saturday that he was following up with the authorities in Greece and Germany in order to determine the reasons for Saleh's detention. Saleh's lawyer Hasan Chamseddine contacted the charge d'affaires of the Lebanese Embassy in Greece, Rania Abdullah, who was able to visit Saleh in detention in Syros.Chamseddine concluded the call by telling Saleh that "ending [this] ordeal is simply a matter of time and procedure," the statement from MP Hariri's office said.In an effort to prove his client's innocence, Chamseddine contacted the former head of As-Safir newspaper, Talal Salman, to provide a written statement confirming that Saleh worked at the paper between 1985 and 1988 .
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