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On 26 December 2022, Alkarama joined several Lebanese civil society organisations in seizing the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) and relevant UN Special Procedure mandate holders with a call for urgent action concerning the situation in Roumieh prison and other Lebanese detention centres.

On 26 June 2022, on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Alkarama, several NGOs working for the protection of human rights and the Tripoli Bar Association called, through a joint statement, on the Lebanese authorities to comply with their obligations under the Convention against Torture and its optional protocol ratified by Lebanon.

On 22 February 2022, Alkarama addressed to the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers to inform him of the threats and intimidation to which the Lebanese lawyer Tarek Chindeb, known for his commitment to defend human rights in his country, is subjected.

Our concerns
  • Recurrent violations of the fundamental rights and guarantees of individuals arrested by the internal security forces and the armed forces, particularly in cases of counter-terrorism or of criticism towards the authorities;
  • Disproportionate use of force against peaceful demonstrators and reprisals against activists and cyber-activists for any criticism of the government and security services of the country.


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