For no sooner did Young begin to hang his portraits – all painted from photographs – than they were taken from the walls. Spears, the subject of a magnificent biography by Max Egremont two decades ago, insisted that the French give Lebanon the freedom they had promised – and which de Gaulle objected to.Only his pictures of the building and Beirut scenes were to be exhibited, the charity’s general manager, Khaled Kabbani decided. In fact, the French went so far as to lock up almost the entire Lebanese cabinet, including the president and prime minister, in a hill town in the far east of Lebanon.Following the influx of refugees since the start of the crisis in Syria in 2011, the country experienced increased spillover violence, including several rounds of fighting initiated by the extremist groups Da’esh and al-Nusra Front (Nusra).The most significant human rights abuses during the year were torture and abuse by security forces, harsh prison and detention center conditions, and limitations on freedom of movement for Palestinian and Syrian refugees.Other human rights abuses included lengthy pretrial detention; a judiciary subject to political pressure and long delays in trials; violation of citizens’ privacy rights; some restrictions on freedoms of speech and press, including intimidation of journalists; some restrictions on freedom of assembly; harassment of Syrian political activists and other refugees; restrictions on citizens’ ability to choose their government; official corruption and lack of transparency; widespread violence against women; societal, legal, and economic discrimination against women; societal and legal discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals; trafficking in persons; discrimination against persons with disabilities; systematic discrimination against Palestinian and other refugees and minority groups; killings related to societal violence; restricted labor rights for and abuse of migrant domestic workers; and child labor.Although the legal structure provides for prosecution and punishment, government officials enjoyed a measure of impunity for human rights abuses.
It is now the subject of daily discussions in the country.
Lebanon is a parliamentary republic based on the 1943 National Pact, which apportions governmental authority among a Maronite Christian president, a Shia speaker of the Chamber of Deputies (parliament), and a Sunni prime minister.
On October 31, Michel Aoun was elected by parliament to the presidency, ending more than two years of political deadlock.
In the interview with Future TV, Njeim starts off by claiming it's a woman's duty to protect her virginity prior to marriage, as she wouldn't want her own daughter to give in to insecurities from societal pressures.
She points out that this is not to say she's against women having experiences all in all.