“It’s Not the Right Place for Us”: The Trial of Civilians by Military Courts in Lebanon

The report, “‘It’s Not the Right Place for Us’: The Trial of Civilians by Military Courts in Lebanon,” documents the due process deficiencies inherent in trying civilians before military courts, the use of confessions extracted under torture, and allegations that Ministry of Defense or army officials have used the courts’ broad jurisdiction to intimidate individuals or retaliate against critical speech or activism. Children have also reported being tortured while awaiting prosecution in these courts.

https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/lebanon0117_web.pdf

 

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