A Lebanese activist was arrested on March 21, 2017, and faces charges over a Facebook post criticizing public officials, Human Right Watch said today. The arrest and detention of the activist, Ahmad Amhaz, is incompatible with Lebanon’s human rights obligations. Lebanese authorities should immediately release him and stop bringing charges for criticizing public officials.
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