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10 Oct, 2007 20:50

Russian teenager detained in Lebanon to appear in court

Sergey Vysotsky, a Russian citizen arrested in Lebanon and accused of belonging to the Islamic militant group Fatah al-Islam, will appear in court on Thursday. The 18-year-old denies all charges against him and says he arrived in the country to study.

He was arrested in early September near a Palestinian refugee camp. He's currently being held in a military prison outside the capital, Beirut.

Lebanese authorities confirmed the accused comes from Russia, as do three others who are also suspected of terrorism and are still at large.