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 19, 2015

The Daily Star - Lebanon releases last 2 detained protesters, October 19, 2015

Two protesters who were arrested during a violent anti-government rally in Downtown Beirut earlier this month will be released on bail Monday afternoon, a judicial source and an activist told The Daily Star.

Imad Bazzi, one of the founders of the You Stink campaign, told The Daily Star that Waref Sleiman and Pierre Hashash will be released at 3 p.m., however he did not know whether they would be released from a police station or the Military Tribunal.

A judicial source told The Daily Star they will be released after they post bail.

Lawyers representing the activists said they will pay an amount of LL500,000 each ($332).

Sleiman and Hashash are the last of dozens of activists to be released by authorities, after civil society groups protested on a nearly daily basis outside different police stations and the Military Tribunal in Beirut for their freedom.

Sleiman went on hunger strike for two weeks in August to pressure Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk to resign for failing to ending the country's crisis.

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