Latest posts by Elias Abou Jaoude
In landmark decision, Lebanese military court rules that homosexuality is not a crime
The good news was soon tempered by the fact that the army is seeking to appeal the court so that the four individuals are charged with crimes.
Lebanese health practitioners condemn anti-LGBTQ+ “conversion therapy”
The group's HINAD campaign follows multiple reports of gay people being subjected to various forms of conversion therapy, and a urologist's 2017 call for electroshock therapy to be used.
Lebanon's Scapegoating of Refugees Did Not Start With Syrians, but With Palestinians
"The deplorable living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon after 1990 are a direct consequence of their use as scapegoats for the country's civil war."
Refugees in Lebanon Are Still Being Scapegoated in the Media and in Academia
"How can one claim that these people are here to receive aid from international organizations, when many are, in fact, not receiving any?"
Syrian Civil Society in Douma Navigates a Tough Crackdown
Fundamentalist backlash to a magazine article has thrown civil society in Douma and Eastern Ghouta into turmoil, as activists and journalists struggle to get back to work.
Two Syrian Activists Explain Their Experiences Being Imprisoned by ISIS in Al Bab
"The days passed, and I never expected to come back here, the place from where I entered humiliated...I never expected to get out of here."
Lebanon Deports Prominent Unionist, Testing Migrant Workers’ Resolve
Law enforcement officers in Lebanon are cracking down on unionists committed to organizing the country's migrant workers, and labor activists find themselves squeezed and left with few options.
In Syria and Beyond, Protesters Make Sure the World Doesn't Forget the Ghouta Chemical Massacre
"We must teach all dictators a lesson, that all people will come together against any dictatorial regime in the world."