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 25, 2011

Now Lebanon - Houri: Lebanon’s future can only be by protected by justice, truth, October 25, 2011

Future bloc MP Ammar Houri said on Tuesday that “Lebanon’s future can only be protected through justice and truth.”
“All the details regarding the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL’s) [funding and protocol] are [explained] in [UN Security Council] Resolution 1757, under the Chapter 7 [of the UN Charter],” Houri told Voice of Lebanon (93.3) radio.
He added that that Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah “did not present anything new in his [interview] on Monday.”
The MP also addressed Nasrallah’s statement that the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Mikati “is forbidden.”
“Every party will [give its opinion], but in the end it is Hezbollah that will decide on the STL issue; it will decide not to fund it.”
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday evening that his party is against paying Lebanon’s share of funding to STL, which is probing the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, because of the international court’s “aims, gaps and behavior.”

Four Hezbollah members have been indicted by the STL for Hariri murder. However, the Shia group strongly denies the charges and refuses to cooperate with the court. 

Hezbollah and other March 8 parties and figures have spoken out against Lebanon’s ties and funding for the tribunal and called it a tool to incite sectarian strife in Lebanon, however, Mikati has repeatedly voiced Lebanon’s commitment to the tribunal.

Lebanon contributes 49 percent of the STL’s annual funding.

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