Arbitrary Detention

تعرب المنظّمات الموقعة أدناه عن قلقها حيال خلفيّات توقيف المواطن “نشأت منذر”،وتَعارض هذا التوقيف مع مبدأي حريّة الدين والمعتقد وحريّة التعبير، وتدعو لأخذ التزامات لبنان والمواثيق الدولية بعين الاعتبار.

أوقفت المديريّة العامّة لأمن الدولة في لبنان، مساء الثلاثاء الأول من شباط 2022، المواطن نشأت منذر، الذي كانت قد انتشرت فيديوهاته المثيرة للجدل في الفترة الأخيرة على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي، وجرى نقاش العديد من الموضوعات التي طرحها في الإعلام. أتى التوقيف بناءً على إشارة النيابة العامة التمييزية، تجاوبًا مع إخبار تقدم به محامون وتأيد لاحقًا [...]

ALEF – Act for Human Rights is deeply concerned by the recent allegations of torture of civilians detained by the Military Court, calling for an immediate inquiry by independent and competent judicial authorities.

In the aftermath of the violent Tayouneh clashes in the Chiyah area of the southern suburb of Beirut on the 14th of October 2021, more than 20 civilians were arrested upon the request of the military prosecutor for their alleged involvement in the clashes. Ten days later, more than 60 individuals were charged with murder, [...]

تعرب ألف – تحّرك من أجل حقوق الإنسان عن قلقها الشديد حيال المزاعم الأخرية بشأن تعّرض المدني ري المحتجزين من قبل المحكمة العسكرية إلى التعذيب ، وتدعو إلى إجراء تحقيق فوري من قبل السلطات القضائية المستقلة والمختصة

في أعقاب اشتباكات الطيونة العنيفة التي وقعت في منطقة الشياح في ضاحية بيروت الجنوبية يوم 14 تشرين الأول/أكتوبر 2021، تم اعتقال أكثر من 20 مدنياً بشكل تعسفي بناءً على طلب المدعي العسكري لتورطهم المزعوم في الاشتباكات. وبعد عشرة أيام على الحادثة، وجهت تهم القتل والتحريض وحيازة أسلحة نارية غير مرخصة وتخريب الممتلكات العامة والخاصة إلى [...]

Statement on the arrests of Syrian refugees outside of Syrian Embassy and risk of refoulement

We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, are deeply concerned to learn of the deportation orders against six Syrian refugees who were arrested outside the Syrian embassy and taken to General Security detention center. We call on the Lebanese Authorities to respect the principle of non-refoulement, ensure proper judicial due process, access to legal counsel, and put [...]

Conditions of Detention in Lebanon: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

In Lebanon, prisons and detention centers are chronically overcrowded. The World Prison Brief ranks the Lebanese prison and detention system as the 34 most overcrowded in the world. Severe overcrowding in prisons and detention centers has resulted in conditions that pose a significant threat to the health, safety, and dignity of detainees. Only Roumieh prison [...]

ALEF- act for human rights is deeply concerned by the recent alleged decision to criminally prosecute critics of the President of the Republic, which, if accurate, will further curb the freedom of expression in Lebanon.

On June 16, 2020, Lebanon Debate reported that the public prosecutor Mr. Ghassan Ouaidate threatened to “criminally” prosecute any individual involved in posting social media comments “offensive” to the Presidency of the Republic. If verified, this decision would be a serious setback for the freedoms in Lebanon. Upon the election of President Michel Aoun, ALEF [...]

تعرب ألف – تحرّك من أجل حقوق الإنسان عن قلقها الشديد حيال القرار المزعوم الذي ي صدر مؤخرًا بشأن الملاحقة الجنائيّة لكلّ من ينتقد رئيس الجمهوريّة مما من شأنه، ز ف ي لبنان. ز ف ة التعب ي من حريّ ّ حال ثبتت صحّته، أن يحد

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Annual Report 2018

The Situation of Human Rights in Lebanon In 2018, the Lebanese government took some positive steps towards promoting human rights and showed willingness to comply with certain human rights matters. However, it clearly lacked the capacity and political will to further improve legislation, enforce laws, uphold the country’s international obligations, and create meaningful change. This [...]

ALEF Annual Report 2016

As in previous years, the Lebanese government has taken some positive steps towards promoting human rights in 2016, but has missed several opportunities to uphold the country’s international obligations, and failed to address major protection concerns of the general population. The Lebanese criminal justice system continues to overlook many of the international standards set by [...]

ALEF’s 2015 Lebanon Human Rights Report reveals a persistent poor record in fulfilling basic rights, despite meagre improvements

ALEF’s 2015 Lebanon Human Rights Report reveals a persistent poor record in fulfilling basic rights, despite meagre improvements  In 2015 the Lebanese government has shown willingness to comply with certain human rights matters; however cross-sectorial violations, lack of policies, inability and unwillingness to respond to challenges remain the strongest obstacles to state obligations in the [...]