Rami Rayes speaks during a PSP meeting in Beirut, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Progressive Socialist Party Monday renewed its commitment to freedom of speech in Lebanon after a series of incidents targeting activists for their posts on social media.Despite accusations against Free Patriotic Movement head and caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil claiming he had a hand in filing lawsuits against several of the activists, Rayess said Monday's event wasn't targeted toward any specific group, despite the current tension between the PSP and FPM over Cabinet formation.Nevertheless, Rayess still took a jab at the FPM.Rayess was referring to street protests the FPM and other Christian parties staged in 2001 against what they perceived as Damascus' attempts to crack down on public freedoms, during a time of Syrian hegemony.
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