Lebanese journalist Hazem al-Amin speaks during a conference in Beirut, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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An online publication reported being raided by an armed police squad Monday, the same day international politicians warned of free speech crackdowns on the anniversary of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. Hazem al-Amin, co-founder and editor-in-chief of online newspaper Daraj, said in a statement published on social media late Monday that around 10 armed officers from the Internal Security Forces raided the publication's premises shortly after he had been visited by a detective.The raid comes as civil society activists in Lebanon warned of a crackdown on freedom of expression, prompting U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression to write to the Lebanese government earlier this year to express his concern.
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