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REPORT: Activists stage sit-in to protest arrest of fellow activist and whistle-blower Tarek Mallah

REPORT: Activists stage sit-in to protest arrest of fellow activist and whistle-blower Tarek Mallah Lebanon, news ,lbci ,أخبار stage,Activists,REPORT,
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Activists staged on Wednesday a sit-in outside the Palace of Justice to protest the continuous arrest of Tarek Mallah and three other activists.

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbass, filed a lawsuit against Tarek which consequently led to his arrest after "protesters attacked his vehicle and verbally assaulted him in downtown Beirut," the state-run National News Agency reported on Tuesday.

 
“These were not protesters, these were a group of 15 who did not only attack me, but also attacked passers-by,” Minister Derbas said.  
 
On Tuesday, civil society activists proceeded with their campaign against the Lebanese government and officials who have failed to resolve the pressing waste issue, in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner.

Tarek was among the protesters.

It is worthy to note that Mallah is known for bringing to light the issue of sexual harassment and molestation against minors at Dar al-Aytam al-Islammiya orphanage. However, the ministry failed to launch investigations into the allegations and instead dismissed Mallah's claims as lies.

 
 
 
 
For more details, watch Foutoun Raad's report in the video above
 
 
 
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