Lebanese lawyer: Arrests against Syrian refugees in Lebanon are politicized and systematic

تحرير أيهم ناصيف | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 30 نوفمبر، 2018 6:36:34 م خبر دوليعسكري لاجئون

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Legal activist and Lebanese attorney Nabil al-Halabi said that the Lebanese Army's arrest campaigns against Syrian refugees in Lebanon "are politicized and systematic."

Al-Halabi, head of the Lebanese Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (LIFE), which takes care of the Syrian refugees' affairs in Lebanon, reported on Friday that the Lebanese security services work for the Lebanese Hezbollah militia. Al-Halabi said that the Lebanese security services launch arrest campaigns to "pressure the Syrian refugees to return to the areas of Western Homs, al-Qusayr, and al-Qalamun, and reconcile with the Iranian influence there."

Al-Halabi also said that the security services' alleged claims about the Syrian refugees not having Lebanese visas are "weak excuses," as most of the refugees entered Lebanon with the aid of the Lebanese Army in 2011 and 2012.

Al-Halabi added that article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which grants everyone the right to seek asylum from persecution, protects the presence of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

In the last days, the Lebanese Army launched a storm-and-arrest campaign in the camps of the Arsal area, Northeastern Lebanon, arresting dozens of Syrian Refugees.

Lebanese authorities keep arresting Syrian refugees for several charges, such as spying for terrorist groups and staying in Lebanon illegally. On July 5, 2018, the Human Rights Watch demanded the Lebanese government to reveal the details of the deaths of four Syrian refugees in Lebanese prisons, after the Lebanese government arrested around 400 Syrians a year earlier.

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تحرير أيهم ناصيف | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 30 نوفمبر، 2018 6:36:34 م خبر دوليعسكري لاجئون
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