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 - Mirza: Judiciary is fulfilling its duty regarding abductions, October 25, 2011

Attorney General Judge Said Mirza said in remarks published on Tuesday that “the judiciary is fulfilling its duty,” in reference to the ongoing cases of Syrian dissidents who have disappeared in Lebanon.
“The time taken [to review] cases is a judicial matter and no other party has anything to do with it,” Mirza told Al-Jumhuriya newspaper.
He added that he did not attend the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee session on Monday to present any reports.

Al-Jumhuriya newspaper reported October 11 that Internal Security Forces Director General Achraf Rifi told the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee that “Lebanese security forces assigned to protect the Syrian embassy in Lebanon kidnapped four [dissident] Syrians using embassy vehicles.”

Mirza also said that the case of the two abducted Syrian dissidents is ongoing, while security forces are still collecting data concerning the disappearances of Joseph Sader and Syrian opposition figure Shibli al-Ayssami.
The Syrian Council for Human Rights on May 26 reported that Ayssami went missing in Lebanon’s Aley, while in September an armed group kidnapped two Syrian dissidents on Ber Elias road in central Bekaa.
Joseph Sader, an employee of Middle East Airlines, was kidnapped in February 2009 near Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport.

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