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Lebanon: "Where is the door?" - Letter from an Amnesty International delegation visiting Khiam Prison in South Lebanon

, Index number: MDE 18/008/2000

This open letter provides details of the Amnesty International delegation sent to Lebanon on 27 May to carry out research into human rights concerns in south Lebanon before and after the withdrawal of Israeli forces from its self-styled "security zone". On 29 May, together with former detainees, they visited Khiam Detention Centre, a centre where hundreds of Lebanese nationals have been detained over the years without charge or trial. All remaining 144 prisoners were released on 23 May.

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