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Two foreign journalists detained by Hizballah

Reporter: sophie
Date of incident: 
Friday, August 15, 2008
Location's classification: 
Public Location
Perpetrator's Name(s) (If available): 
Text description of location: 
Beirut, southern districts
Detailed description of violation: 

On August 15, Hizballah members detained Brazilian journalist Marcos Losekanna de Paulo Pimentel and Beirut-based Brazilian BBC journalist Tarek Saleh and interrogated them for five hours. The journalists were working on a story about a diner located in Hizballah's stronghold in the southern suburbs of Beirut that sold sandwiches named after weapons, dishes inspired by terrorist attacks, and snacks wrapped in camouflage paper.