Agence France-PresseMarch 5, 2014 14:35
Syria's best-known filmmaker was released after being taken in for questioning by intelligence forces at the Lebanese border as he made his way to a festival in Geneva, a friend said Wednesday.
"Mohammad Malas was held for five hours by the intelligence forces on Tuesday. He was released, but is still in Syria," the friend, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP.
Malas was detained Tuesday as he made his way from Damascus to Beirut, with plans to fly to Geneva, where his latest film "Ladder to Damascus" is set to feature in the upcoming film festival.