Montreal, Canada - January 31, 2006

January 2006 - Vol. 29

RCPL January 2006 Newsletter includes the following items:

1.
Palestinians guerilla shot two Lebanese municipal policemen
2. Family members of Lebanese citizens missing in Syria still asking for the fate of their beloved


1. Palestinians guerilla shot two Lebanese municipal policemen

On January 9, guards at a Palestinian guerrilla camp, belonged to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, shot two Lebanese municipal policemen near the coastal town of Naameh, 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Beirut.

RCPL believes that this incident is a real threat against security and calls on the Lebanese government to disarm all armed group in order to ensure the security of its citizens.


2. Family members of Lebanese citizens missing in Syria still asking for the fate of their beloved

Since April 2005, relatives of Lebanese citizens imprisoned in Syria began an open-ended hunger strike in front of the headquarters of the United Nations in Beirut, demanding the release of all Lebanese detainees, the return of the remains of detainees killed in Syrian prisons under torture or by execution, and information on the fate of Lebanese kidnapped by Syrian forces in Lebanon.

On January 24, 2006 the leader of Hizbullah told family members of Lebanese citizens missing in Syria that he would work with President Bashar Assad to try to learn the fate of their loved ones.

RCPL welcomes this courageous step and asks the Syrian government to release immediately all Lebanese detained in its prisons.

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