15 years on, Future Movement commemorates Hariri's death
- In a scathing speech, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri launched an attack on Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil, describing him as a "shadow presiden"" who destroyed the mandate. Hariri defended his father's previous policies, and assured his supporters that both he and his political party will continue to have a say in local politics. He gave a nod to his past political allies, the Lebanese Forces and the Progressive Socialist Party.
- Hariri spoke from Beit el-Wasat on the 15th anniversary of the death of his father former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, where hundreds of his supporters had converged. Buses also dropped supporters in downtown Beirut, where Hariri senior's remains are buried.
- Skirmishes broke out between Hariri supporters and protesters, with each camp accusing the other of initiating the clashes.
Sudanese activist detained by General Security to be deported
- Sudanese human rights activist Mubarak Ibrahim is scheduled to be deported after the Sudanese embassy approved his deportation, according to the Anti-Racism Movement. This would make it Ibrahim's second deportation in four years.
- Ibrahim has been in detention at the General Security since late January, when he tried to self-immolate outside the UNHCR headquarters. If deported, Ibrahim risks detention, torture, and death by the Sudanese authorities.
FPM files lawsuits against Dima Sadek, Gino Raidy
- A lawyer representing the Free Patriotic Movement filed complaints against journalist Dima Sadek and activist Gino Raidy, accusing them of "spreading false news by falsely attributing a video to the Free Patriotic Movement in order to incite sectarian and racial discord" as well as "defamation and libel."
- The cases have been transferred from the General Prosecution to the Criminal Intelligence Bureau.
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