Geagea’s Plight Debated with Britain, Amnesty International July 2, 2003

Discours et Textes, Samir Geagea

The Lebanese Forces said Wednesday it had given Britain’s Foreign Office a dossier of jailed LF commander Samir Geagea on the ninth year of his solitary confinement in Lebanon’s Defense Ministry at Yarze. In a statement carried by An Nahar, LF information bureau said the file was presented during a visit to the Lebanon and Syria desk at the Foreign Office’s Near East and North Africa Department in London last week.

The dossier, the statement said, contained the details of Geagea’s imprisonment since his arrest in 1994, when the Beirut government outlawed the LF, the Christians’ major civil war militia that turned into a political party in 1990. The LF also said it had brought Geagea’s plight to the attention of Amnesty International at its London headquarters and discussed with the organization’s officials the “conditions of human rights and freedoms in Lebanon.”

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