January 2006 Newsletter includes the following items:
1. Palestinians guerilla shot
two Lebanese municipal policemen
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.