Luqman Salim, the thinker and activist who criticized Hezbollah – was killed in Lebanon

Luqman was assassinated, the Lebanese thinker and activist. Police found his body in the south of the country. A crime that can have a political matrix: The victim was a known opponent of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement. Member of the Shiite community, liberator, committed on many fronts, activist for an association in defense of historical memory, Selim had been missing since last night after leaving Beirut To reach a site in the Zahrani neighborhood. A visit with personal motives. But he was lost and the family sounded the alarm. This morning customers select the car: Inside a lifeless object, with many bullet holes.

According to testimonies, the writer was last seen around 8:30 pm, when he left the home of one of his friends. It is possible that his attackers were waiting for him nearby. Saleem, 58, knew he was under fire and had received multiple death threatsBut this did not prevent him from denouncing the excessive authority – one state within the state – of a formation linked to Tehran. And they reported in the media that Jawad Nasrallah, son of the Hezbollah leader, had published a short message: What for some is a loss, for others an unexpected and blessed gain. After that it was deleted. The reaction of other political forces was harsh, while observers feared a resumption of political killings.

February 4, 2021 (Change to February 4, 2021 | 11:08 am)

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