Lebanese security forces detain a man after they raided two hotels in Beirut's Hamra district on June 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STR
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The precarious security situation in Lebanon has led to widespread human rights abuses, with broad restrictions imposed on Syrian refugees and violations committed by security forces during operations, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.HRW's Lebanon chapter also touched on alleged abuses by Lebanese security forces against detainees.HRW also detailed various charges and prosecutions against news outlets, journalists and bloggers that threatened freedom of expression in Lebanon last year.The report mentioned the two-month sentence given to blogger Jean Assi for defaming and insulting former President Michel Sleiman on Twitter, and the police interrogation of blogger Imad Bazzi over his criticism of former State Minister Panos Manjenian for abuse of power.
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