She deemed it a “cowardly attack on the principles of democracy, freedom of expression, and civic participation” and “an attack on Lebanon itself.”
She condemned the practice of intimidation as a tool of oppression and silencing political opponents and mirrored the calls for an urgent and quick investigation into the crime and other recent killings.
“In a country that so desperately needs to recover from the multiple crises it faces, political assassinations send exactly the wrong signal to the world about what Lebanon stands for,” she said.
“May the rule of law and accountability, the very principles for which Lokman Slim was fighting, prevail,” concluded Shea.
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