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

Now Lebanon - Pharaon slams Aoun, October 29, 2011

Lebanon First bloc MP Michel Pharaon said on Saturday that Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun wants, “under the protection of the cabinet to involve Lebanon in a scheme that serves his position [based] on double standards.”
Pharaon told Future News television that Aoun speaks in the issue of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on behalf of Hezbollah since the latter “is embarrassed because [some of its] members are indicted.”
Four Hezbollah members have been indicted by the UN-backed court in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. However, the Shia group strongly denied the charges and refuses to cooperate with the court
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday evening that his party is against paying Lebanon’s share of funding to the STL because of the international court’s “aims, gaps and behavior.”
Aoun has repeatedly said he is against paying Lebanon’s share of STL funding.
Lebanon contributes 49 percent of the STL’s annual funding.

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