With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks even further into impunity

The assassination of Lokman Slim is the natural product of the absence of accountability in a country that has drowned in impunity. The news that Slim – a leading Hezbollah critic – had been shot dead in his car in South Lebanon last Thursday, came as a shock to political and civil society activists alike. They pointed the finger at Hezbollah, which controls the area where he was abducted and killed, and highlighted threats he had received as a result of his strong opposition to the Shia armed group. Lokman Slim was a publisher, an accomplished writer, a civil society leader, and an archivist…

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