We were dismayed to learn of the murder of Lebanese intellectual, Lokman Slim, during the night of February 3 to 4 in southern Lebanon. France condemns this heinous crime in the strongest terms.
France calls for the facts to be clearly established and for all those who can contribute to determining the truth to cooperate fully. It expects the Lebanese authorities and all Lebanese leaders to allow the justice system to act in an effective and transparent manner, without interference.
Pluralism and the freedom of expression are key components of the model of society to which the Lebanese people are attached. France stands alongside them in their efforts to preserve it.