A Lebanese businessman serving a five-year sentence in the United States for providing millions of dollars to the militant Hezbollah group arrived Wednesday in Beirut after his early release, local media reported.
Watch: #Hezbollah financier Kassim Tajideen has been released from #US custody and deported to #Lebanon. Upon arriving in Beirut, an unidentified man kneels and attempts to kiss Tajideen's feet. https://t.co/415bEiej7J pic.twitter.com/u2eUVNGWiV— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) July 8, 2020
Lebanon’ National News Agency reported Tajideen’s arrival. A local Lebanese TV station, LBC, broadcast a video taken with a mobile phone of his arrival at the Beirut airport. He stepped out of small jet, wearing a face mask as a necessary coronavirus precaution. The video shows a man rushing toward Tajideen, hugging him and stooping down to Tajideen’s feet in celebration of his release.