Lokman Slim: daring Lebanese activist, admired intellectual

Lebanese intellectual Lokman Slim, found shot dead Thursday at age 58, was an outspoken critic of the Shiite movement Hezbollah and an advocate for preserving the memory of his country’s civil war. The son of a prominent lawyer and an Egyptian mother, Slim was an activist, writer, publisher and filmmaker, as well as a leading secular voice in the Shiite Muslim community. He advocated curbing the influence of Hezbollah, the pro-Iran and anti-Israel political party and armed group that has millions of followers in Lebanon but is labelled a terrorist group by the US, EU and other governments. Sli…

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