Lebanon

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Overview

Lebanon hosted more than 1 million refugees from Syria, in addition to several hundred thousand long-term Palestinian refugees and more than 20,000 refugees from other countries. The authorities maintained restrictions that effectively closed Lebanon’s borders to people fleeing Syria. Parliament repealed a law allowing people accused of rape to escape punishment by marrying their victim, and passed a new law criminalizing torture. Access to essential services remained curtailed by the economic crisis. Authorities handed down death sentences; there were no executions.

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Death penalty status

Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

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عنوان: 114 شارع القاهرة، بناية مسابكي-سرحال، قسم أ، الطابق السابع، الحمرا، بيروت لبنان

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