Human rights activist and lawyer Nabil Al-Halabi gives a lecture. (The Daily Star/ LIFE website gallery)
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A Lebanese lawyer briefly detained this week for criticizing government officials denied any wrongdoing Friday and demanded an apology from the Internal Security Forces for raiding his home.Halabi, who is the director of the Lebanese Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, was detained Monday after accusing Interior Ministry officials of corruption and possible complicity in the recently uncovered sex trafficking ring on Facebook.Halabi said that authorities threatened to "open other cases" over his work in Syria to pressure him to sign an apology. He finally signed a pledge Thursday night promising not to criticize Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk, but Halabi told The Daily Star he does not consider the document to be legally binding since it was not issued by a court.
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