Lebanese authorities are using terrorism related charges to prosecute protesters and pursue summoning civilians before military courts
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Lebanon. Lebanon has suffered from the Syrian conflict that prevented passage of a new electoral law and led to the postponement of long awaited national elections. Also check out our section on World Democracy or our articles on the Middle East.
A domestic investigation riddled with due process violations and allegations of political interference suffers delay after delay.
On August 4, 2020, a blast destroyed much of Lebanon’s Beirut port and half the city. The corrupt nature of the country means impunity needs to be averted.
On August 4, 2020, a blast devastated Beirut’s port and half the city. This comes against the backdrop of deep corruption and a crumbling political system.
[The] slow-moving disaster that has been the last 45 years of the Lebanese Republic should serve as a warning to multi-ethnic countries who can’t “get it together” – like ours now…
The Chair of the EED says pro-democracy protests in countries like Algeria, Lebanon are a powerful message to Europe in a time of moral crisis.
Although Lebanon’s new cabinet met for the first time on Wednesday, the country’s tenacious protest movement hasn’t seemed to lose momentum.
His claim is that he’s not fleeing justice as a fugitive but rather escaping a racist and rigged system. It’s hard to know which of those narratives is true. James Bond (or James Bond villain?)
An interesting post looks at the resurgence of democracy protests. Using key examples, it highlights what protesters are doing to avoid conflict.
Breaking: following two weeks of unyielding protests against misrule and corruption, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri tabled his resignation today.