The Republic’s Party event is tonight, and money raised will go to the “Committee of the Families of the Kidnapped and the Missing in Lebanon“, which has advocated for the truth about the fate of 17,000 people missing since the Lebanese civil war in Lebanon. Two decades after the end of the war, the Lebanese authorities have done little to uncover the truth about what happened to those still missing or to bring those responsible for their disappearance to justice, using the 1991 Amnesty law as a justification for impunity. Check out “Never Forgotten” a recent report by Amnesty international and these “Voices from the civil war” for more info.
Members of the commitee, along with the organization “Support of Lebanese in Detention and Exile” (SOLIDE) have set up a campaign tent in 2005 to pressure the government to act on behalf of those disappeared in both the civil war and in Syrian prisons. A tent that the families of the disappeared have continuously been present in.. and continuously ignored by the authority. Money we are raising will be used to support a digital database of the disappeared.