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 26, 2011

Now Lebanon - Manajian against linking STL funding to budget talks, October 26, 2011

Minister of State Panos Manajian on Wednesday warned against linking the issue of funding the Special Tribunal for Lebanon with passing the 2012 draft state budget.
“Linking the STL funding with the budget talks might [obstruct] the [latter’s approval],” Manajian told the Voice of Lebanon (93.3) radio station.
He also said that the issue of funding UN-backed tribunal should be addressed in parliament.
“There has to be a solution, and since some parties are rejecting [the government] providing its share of funding to the STL, then let the issue be put up to a vote in parliament.”
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, Prime Minister Najib Mikati has repeatedly voiced Lebanon’s commitment to the tribunal.
Four Hezbollah members have been indicted by the STL for the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. However, the Shia group strongly denies the charges and refuses to cooperate with the court. 

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