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Lebanon: Further information Possible "disappearance"/fear of torture: Ramzi 'Irani (m), aged 35

, Index number: MDE 18/007/2002

Police found the decomposing body of Ramzi 'Irani bundled into the boot of his car on 20 May. He had not been seen since 7 May. No one has claimed responsibility for his death, and it is not known why he was killed. Police had arrested and allegedly tortured him several times in the last 10 years in connection with his work as an activist for an unauthorized political movement, the Lebanese Forces. His body has been moved to the American University Hospital in Beirut for postmortem examination.

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