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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October 29, 2011

Daily Star - Sleiman revokes citizenship from 200, mainly Palestinians, October 29, 2011

BEIRUT: President Michel Sleiman has issued a decree to revoke Lebanese citizenship from nearly 200 people who acquired it fraudulently, media reports said Saturday.The decree covers mainly Palestinian Christians who have been enrolled in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency program for Palestinian refugees, while at the same time holding Lebanese nationality.As-Safir newspaper reported that the holding of citizenship by Palestinians went against the Lebanese Constitution, which rejects resettlement for Palestinians.The decree was based on a decision taken by the Shura Council in 2003, An-Nahar newspaper reported.

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