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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August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010 - Naharnet - Nadim Gemayel: We Won't Accept STL Annulment Even If Hariri Accepts or Jumblat Forgives

MP Nadim Gemayel on Monday noted that "the Special Tribunal for Lebanon does not concern only Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his family, or only (former) president Amin Gemayel and his family, or any of the martyrs' families in particular; and it does not concern the Sunnis, Maronites or the rest of sects, but it rather concerns anyone who yearns for a sovereign and free state, and it concerns those who had been martyred or those next in line if justice is not achieved."
At a ceremony marking the 28th anniversary of the election of his slain father, Bashir Gemayel, as president of the republic, the young MP stressed that "without the STL, politically-motivated crimes in Lebanon would become permissible, and we are the ones who do not want the politicization of the tribunal."

"The issue of the tribunal is imperative to the extent that even if Saad Hariri accepted, and he won't accept, or president Gemayel accepted, and he won't accept, or (Progressive Socialist Party leader MP) Walid Jumblat forgave and forgot, or pretended to forget, it would not be possible for us to accept that the STL be cancelled, because that would resemble the termination of Lebanon," Gemayel added.

Furthermore, he called for investing capabilities within the framework of the State and embracing "our national and spiritual leaders whose main concern is the existence of Lebanon."

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