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Beirut – “Al-Quds Al-Arabi”: The media and technical community was surprised by the information reported that the arrested Ghassan Diab, who was extradited by Cyprus to the United States of America on charges of money laundering, is the brother of the Lebanese artist Maya Diab.
The news had spoken of a suspicion that Diab was linked to Hezbollah, and that he faces a charge of washing about one hundred thousand dollars dating back to October 2016, and two charges of conspiracy to wash more than that, in addition to two charges of unauthorized conversion of the amount of more than one hundred thousand dollars.
However, Lebanese security sources denied that Ghassan Diab belonged to Hezbollah after the Cypriot authorities handed him over to the United States because of “suspicions about money laundering operations.” “Akhbar Al Youm” agency quoted private sources as saying that Ghassan Diab is the brother of the artist Maya Diab and the issue of his arrest comes within the framework of Personal “tattoos”.
Cyprus announced late Saturday that the Supreme Court had approved the extradition of Ghassan Diab, who is suspected of being a Hezbollah member who had been detained for some time in the country, to the United States, after Cyprus had arrested him from Beirut in 2019 at the request of the United States. Under the extradition treaty existing between the two countries.