The Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) is a local non-profit, non-partisan Lebanese human rights organization in Beirut that was established by the Franco-Lebanese Movement SOLIDA (Support for Lebanese Detained Arbitrarily) in 2006. SOLIDA has been active since 1996 in the struggle against arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and the impunity of those perpetrating gross human violations.

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May 18, 2009

May 18, 2009 - The Daily Star - Lebanon Leading SOLIDE activist dies in accident

BEIRUT: A key figure calling for a state investigation into the 17,000 people who disappeared in Lebanon's 1975-1990 Civil War died on Saturday in an accident. Audette Salem's two children Mary-Christine and Richard were abducted in September 1985. As part of a call for an investigation into the "disappeared" organized by the organization SOLIDE, Salem spent the last four years in a protest tent outside the ESCWA headquarters in Beirut. Salem, born in 1931, was crossing the road leading to the tent at 9 a.m. when a taxi hit her, SOLIDE member Michel Naji Aoun told The Daily Star on Sunday. Prayers will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the tent. Her funeral will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Saydit al-Nahr church in Bourj Hammoud. Condolences can be paid from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the tent throughout the week.

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