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 31, 2011

Now Lebanon - Qadiri: Hezbollah working to overthrow the STL, October 31, 2011

Future bloc MP Ziad al-Qadiri said in an interview published on Monday that Hezbollah is trying to establish ties with Russia and China in order to overthrow the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).
“For this reason Hezbollah delegation visited Russia, and will soon visit China,” Qadiri told As-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper.
The MP also said that “until further notice, Prime Minister Najib Mikati is a main partner in the conspiracy against the STL.”
The Hezbollah-led March 8 parties – which currently dominate Lebanon’s cabinet – have opposed a clause in the Lebanese annual state budget pertaining to the funding of the UN-backed court, while Mikati has repeatedly voiced Lebanon’s commitment to the tribunal.
Four Hezbollah members have been indicted by the STL 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.
Lebanon contributes 49 percent of the STL’s annual funding.

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