Roschanack Shaery is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. This article is drawn from her forthcoming book, Lebanese Detainees in Syria: Transnationalism, Piety and Suffering.
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