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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July 22, 2011

The Daily Star - Lebanese citizen’s remains returned from Israel - July 22, 2011

BEIRUT: The remains of a Lebanese civilian found in Israel were transported to Lebanon Thursday, following the intervention of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The remains were handed over to Lebanese authorities at the Ras Naqoura Blue Line crossing. “Our role is strictly humanitarian and part of our ongoing work to restore and maintain contact between people detained or separated in connection with armed conflict and their families,” said Juerg Montani, head of the ICRC delegation in Lebanon.“
Sometimes this includes the repatriation of mortal remains to the families, an important step in their process of mourning and closure.
The ICRC is acting in its capacity as a neutral intermediary at the request of the families and the Israeli and Lebanese authorities and with the full consent of all parties concerned.” In 2010, the ICRC repatriated six Lebanese civilians and the remains of six others back from Israel. 

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