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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March 22, 2014

Now Lebanon - Rifi reactivates committee for detained persons, March 22, 2014

Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi passed recent information published by media outlets about Lebanese prisoners detained in Syria to the special committee set up to investigate detainee cases in 2005 and tasked the cabinet with filling vacant positions in the committee.

Rifi called for appointment of a new director for the committee in place of Judge Joseph Maamari who has retired and a new committee member in place of General Sami Nabhan who also retired, according to a statement from Rifi’s press office on Friday.

In May 2005, a joint Lebanese-Syrian committee was formed to investigate the cases of detainees in both countries.

The committee’s formation was opposed by the NGO Support of Lebanese in Detention and Exile because it included government officials.

The NGO also objected to the committee because it had no power to arrest or interrogate anyone.

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