Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri offered his resignation on 29 October 2019, after 13 days of protest over political corruption and economic turmoil. On that same day, individuals reportedly loyal to Amal Movement and Hezbollah ransacked a protest camp in the centre of Beirut, setting tents on fire and beating demonstrators. While security forces had … Continued
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EuroMed Rights President Wadih Al-Asmar summoned by Cybercrime police in Beirut for his social media activism
Press Release Brussels, 30 August 2018 The President of EuroMed Rights and of the Lebanese Centre of Human Rights, Wadih Al-Asmar, will be interrogated tomorrow by the Cybercrime Combating Bureau in Beirut because of his activity on social media. EuroMed Rights is deeply concerned by the increase of police interrogations and intimidation of social media … Continued
Call for action to condemn the Lebanese authorities’ pervasive summons of peaceful activists infringing their right to freedom of expression
August 17, 2018 To: His Excellency Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Mr. David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Re: Call for action to condemn the Lebanese authorities’ pervasive summons of peaceful activists infringing their right to … Continued
ALERT: Lebanese authorities should cancel interrogation to EuroMed Rights President Al-Asmar and stop intimidating activists
Brussels, 16 August 2018 EuroMed Rights is deeply concerned about the interrogation request by Lebanese police forces that has just been made to its President Wadih Al-Asmar for his online activism. This is not an isolated case, as several persons active on Social media (political, social and Human Rights activists) have recently been interrogated and sometimes arrested for expressing their … Continued
European Parliament vote on Europol Cooperation with third countries: Compromising on Human Rights will not bring greater safety
Press Release Brussels, 4 July 2018 Despite strong warnings by the European Data Protection Supervisor, the European Parliament, at its plenary session in Strasbourg, has voted today on the controversial proposal on personal data exchange between Europol and eight third countries – Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia and Israel. EuroMed Rights expresses its … Continued
EuroMed Rights strongly condemns the detention since yesterday of General Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Organisation (PHRO), Ghassan Abdallah, by the Lebanese General Security Office. As the basis of his detention is not clear, we demand first of all to know as soon as possible what it consists in. EuroMed Rights is deeply concerned about … Continued
On 25 April 2018, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament (LIBE) will hold a joint debate on recommendations for Council Decisions authorising the opening of negotiations for agreements between the European Union and Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Algeria on the exchange of personal data … Continued
Beirut, Paris, Lyon, Copenhagen – Our organizations welcome the release on Sunday 5 February of Faysal Ghazi Moqalled, who spent 11 years in arbitrary detention. On October 2016, the Military Court of Cassation indeed reconsidered his life sentence for collaborating with the enemy – a judgement based on confessions extracted under torture – commuting the … Continued
International Refugee Day 2016 In a bid to celebrate International Refugee Day, EuroMed Rights gives an overview of the situation of refugees in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Today more than ever, migration and asylum issues have topped the European agenda and this year more than ever, today must serve as a sharp reminder of the obstacles … Continued
Our organisations strongly condemn the ongoing judicial harassment against representatives of the Lebanese Centre for Human Rights (CLDH) for denouncing acts of arbitrary detention and torture.