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 24, 2010 - Naharnet - Sayyed: Hariri's Assassination Designed to Implicate Syria, Explode Lebanon

Former detainee in the Hariri assassination case Jamil Sayyed on Monday said the 2005 murder of the ex-Lebanese prime minister was designed to implicate Syria and explode Lebanon.

He said leaks about the possible indictment of Hizbullah members in the Hariri murder case began to surface immediately after a report published by the German "Der Spiegel" magazine in May 2009.

Sayyed said Der Spiegel's report "reminded us of what happened at the beginning of the international investigation headed at the time by German Prosecutor Detlev Mehlis in 2005 when the probe was based on a report published by the Kuwaiti newspaper Assiyassah in which it accused Syria and the four generals."

Sayyed, former head of Lebanon's General Security Department, was freed in April 2009 after spending nearly four years in jail along with three other generals after the U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon ordered their release on the grounds there was insufficient evidence to indict them for Hariri's assassination.

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