Lebanese Activist Found Dead 2 Days After Going Missing

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Days ago, pictures of Abdel Karim Abbas circulated the internet. Have you seen him? People were asking.

Abbas was recognizable by many. He was a peaceful protester who always participated in demonstrations in Martyr’s Square.

According to his family, he was last seen on Tuesday, September 1st, and reportedly went missing while on his way to work.

Two days after he was reported missing, he was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head. His lifeless body was tragically found thrown between rocks on the beach on the Ouzai – Khalde.

Many people suspect that he was murdered. In addition, forensic doctors say a single bullet penetrated his head from right to left.

Further details of his death are still unknown. However, efforts to retrieve surveillance footage are underway.

A vigil was held for him on Friday evening in front of Banque Du Liban, where he often protested.

Abbas was a dedicated revolutionary who spent most of his time protesting for the betterment of Lebanon. He often helped distribute water, food, and support when needed, said one of his comrades to local media.

Like many of us, Abbas was just a man whose dream was to build a better country… and the country failed him.