- Attorney Antoine Abou Dib issued the following statement: "As the representative of Philip Dykes, the father of the late Rebecca Dykes, I bring to your attention a message from the Dykes family on the occasion of their departure from Lebanon, today, with the body of Rebecca.
The past week has been the most difficult of our lives, but we would like to extend our thanks to the Lebanese authorities, and the instructing judge, for the diligence and care they have shown in pursuing their inquiries into Becky's death.
We were glad to know from our lawyer that the instructing judge took particular care to guarantee the defendant's rights, ensuring that he can speak freely about what happened in a court of law.
We have taken comfort from the support that we have received from the Lebanese people, among whom Becky was proud to work.
We would like to reiterate our request for continued respect for our privacy as we grieve as a family."
Source: National News Agency