Reform campaigner Michel Kilo has had new charges filed against him, according to his wife.
Sources said he was going to be released on Friday night. Bail was paid, and the documents were submitted.
Now, this shock has set the whole process back. It obviously shows a bitter fight at the heart of Government.
Kilo was one of a dozen activists arrested in May when they called for the Syrian Government to give more respect to the March 14 Hariri movement in the Lebanese government.
They also called for more reform in Syria.
All of the other people (apart from one) have now been released.