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Lebanon: Ruling for Lawyer a Victory for Free Speech

(Beirut, December 4, 2008) – A Lebanese court's decision to dismiss charges of criminal slander against Muhammad Mugraby, a prominent lawyer and human rights activist, is an important victory for freedom of expression in Lebanon, a group of ten Lebanese and international human rights organizations said today. At a news conference in Beirut, the groups urged the Lebanese government to halt numerous other legal actions pending against Mugraby, which appear intended to punish him for criticizing (...) - Lebanon / Human Rights Defenders

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