New Hampshire restaurant owner charged with murder, torture in (native) Lebanon

Butcher of Khiam

Amer Fakhoury, 57, was taken into custody on Sept. 12 while on a family vacation to his home country. He allegedly served as a senior warden at the notorious Khiam detention center in the 1980s and 1990s and is accused of being the “Butcher of Khiam.”

An official speaking on condition of anonymity told The Associated Press that Judge Najat Abu Shakra charged Fakhoury with “murder and attempted murder of prisoners inside Khiam prison as well as kidnapping and torture.”

The prison was abandoned after Israeli forces left southern Lebanon in 2000 after an 18-year occupation.


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