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Asharq Al-Awsat
Asharq Al-Awsat
Asharq Al-Awsat

Travel Ban on Lebanon's Central Bank Governor Lifted

Lebanon's Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh speaks during an interview for Reuters Next conference, in Beirut, Lebanon November 23, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A travel ban on Lebanon's central bank governor Riad Salameh was lifted on Thursday by prosecutor Ghada Aoun, the state news agency (NNA) reported.

Salameh is part of a political class widely blamed for Lebanon's unprecedented economic crisis.

He is the target of a series of judicial investigations both at home and abroad on suspicion of fraud, money laundering and illicit enrichment, among other allegations -- including in France where he has been summoned for a hearing on May 16.

Aoun slapped Salameh with the ban in January last year after an activist group filed a lawsuit against the central bank chief, alleging financial misconduct.

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