University students expressed their dismay over the arrest of two fellow students for distributing leaflets opposing the merger of the Lebanese University branches.
Communiqués issued by students of the National Liberal Party and the Lebanese Forces condemned the state’s “habitual violation of the freedom of speech.”
NLP students slammed the state for the arrest and vowed to continue the struggle so that Lebanon remains the stronghold of freedom and human rights.”
Toufic Nasr and Elie Charbachi were arrested while distributing leaflets opposing the merger of the Lebanese University branches.
Students of the Law Faculty, branch II, issued a communiqué saying that a Lebanese army patrol arrested Nasr and Charbachi and took them to the Ashrafieh intelligence center.
Law Faculty students strongly condemned the action considering the arrests “an arbitrary move that violates individual freedoms.”
In turn, LF students expressed solidarity with their fellow students saying “the state will not succeed in silencing the students” voice.