Lebanon’s authorities are employing defamation laws to silence journalists, activists, and other critics of their policies and corruption, as the country’s anti-government protests entered the fifth week,Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Friday.
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Tuesday, “in response to demands” made by anti-corruption protesters, saying he had “reached a dead end,”Euronews reported.
German police arrested two alleged members of an organized crime group suspected of trafficking Syrians and is looking for six other suspects, four of which are members of a Lebanese family, according to a release from the prosecutor’s office in Trier.
Nearly 170,000 people joined hands and formed a human chain from the northern to the southern end of Lebanon to show the country is united in its desire to fight corruption and force the government to relinquish power, CNN reported Monday.
With mass anti-corruption protests gripping Lebanon for over a week, the country’s president urged on Thursday citizens to back economic reforms proposed by the prime minister as the "first step" toward saving the country from economic collapse, the Associated Press reported.
Lebanon’s coalition government approved a series of economic reforms Monday, after the country’s prime minister caved to pressure by anti-corruption protesters.
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