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  • Australian Arrested in Lebanon Over Alleged Kidnapping

    12/22/2006 5:44:33 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 3 replies · 873+ views
    OPTUS.NET ^ | 12/23/2006 | OPTUS.NET
    A New Zealander has been arrested in Lebanon, accused of leading a group which seized two girls at the centre of a custody battle. David Bruce Pemberton, who is a former member of the special services, is accused of kidnapping five-year-old Hannah Hawach and her three-year-old sister Cedar. The girls were taken from the custody of their father, on behalf of their mother. Pemberton and an Australian colleague were taken off a plane at Beirut's international airport and could face up to 15 years in jail. They are now in custody, but have not yet been charged. A Foreign Affairs...