Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Free Zeid Hamdan

According to Zeid's facebook page, he's been released, lets hope that turns out to be correct, and that is the end of the story. Mabrouk! The message:

"I am free now , thank u for your help !"

According to the gifted lebanese alternative musician Zeid Hamdan's facebook account, he´s currently held at the police station of the Palace of Justice in Beirut. The reason being the song "General Suleiman" about Lebanon´s President.

This was Hamdan's status update on Facebook.

“Message from Zeid in prison: Dear friends, I am now in the pris of the police station of the palace of justice in Beirut because of my song "General Soleiman". They are prosecuting me for defammation of President Soleiman. I dont know, until when I am staying in pris Please mobilize,”

There is a facebook page in support of hamdan's release.

More on Hamdan's arrest. Some more info can be found here.

Angie Nassar's interview with Hamdan in September about the song that apparantly caused the commotion can be found here.

A bit more on Zeid Hamdan here.

My favourite, and Zeid's tribute to the Arab revolutions is Eskat al Nizam

He has also worked with Egyptian singer maryam Saleh in the song Eslahat, and they performed together at the London "Shubbak festival" and in Rome earlier this month.

More on Hamdan's music here and here.

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