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Lebanon: Refer Torture Case to Civilian Court

(Beirut) – Lebanese judicial authorities should move the Ziad Itani torture case to the regular criminal courts, The Legal Agenda, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch said today. The Military Prosecution summoned Itani for a hearing on April 12, 2019, in violation of Lebanese law, which states that torture cases against security officials should be heard in civilian, not military, courts. Expand Ziad Itani © Private Itani, a well-known actor exonerated of spying for Israel, has described in detail his forced disappearance and torture in detention at the hands of State Security…

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