Lebanon has detained at least 100 activists since October

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    Human rights groups say defamation laws which make it illegal to criticise politicians are increasingly being used to silence critics. They have documented the detention of at least 100 activists since the start of the protest movement in October.

    Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.

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    In This Story: Lebanon

    Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

    The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

    Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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