A Right is an Obligation - Kamal el Batal, the Human Rights Director at the World Council For The Cedars Revolution
A Right is an Obligation
Kamal el Batal, the Human Rights Director at the World Council For The Cedars Revolution, submitted on the 14th of December 2006, an accusation before the Lebanese Judiciary against a group of public servants and of journalists and against their institutions. The accusation came after Mr. Batal has been subjected from this group to a severe slandering campaign.
Kamal el Batal submitted this accusation:
Believing that Human Rights are the basis of the development of society,
Firmly committed to Human Rights for more than 25 years, without asking for any form of recognition,
Because his relationship with and interest in the human rights victims are the only gauges he considers,
Because he constantly exposed all human rights violations, even at the expense of damaging friendships,
Based on his endless defense of human rights activists and of journalists, thus enabling them to accomplish their tasks and overcome all obstacles,
And because, first and foremost, he considers that all human beings have rights and obligations, working hard to convince everyone that the very first duty is the claiming of ones rights when they are violated.
Kamal el Batal hopes that every person would do the same when subjected to such behavior. He wishes to notify the society that as a result to this campaign he was questioned by many, received many suspicious calls, held many explanatory meetings, received warnings, threats, as well as letters of caution and others of clarifications.
Kamal el Batal hopes that the public opinion will understand his accusation, and that it encourages everyone to seek justice through the Judiciary.
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