Family holds home funeral for slain Lebanese activist

The funeral of slain Lebanese Shiite activist Lukman Sleim, known for being an outspoken critic of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement, took place Thursday at his home in southern Beirut. Sleim was found dead inside his car in southern Lebanon, a Hezbollah stronghold, on February 4. Family members along with clergymen from different Lebanese religious groups gathered Thursday in the garden of the family’s villa inside Hart Hreik, another bastion stronghold of Hezbollah, for the funeral ceremony. German Ambassador to Lebanon Andreas Kindl and US Ambassador Dorothy Shea also attended. “It is a pe…

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