Lebanon activist’s murder raises new fears 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:09pm

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In August, Lebanon suffered the tragedy of a massive explosion that ripped through the Port of Beirut. On top of that, ongoing political instability, protests against corruption and a ravaging global pandemic has left the country struggling. Now, add the assassination of a prominent political activist to the list. Lokman Slim, an outspoken critic of the militant group Hezbollah, was found dead last week in his car in southern Lebanon. The murder has raised fears of a wave of targeted killings. The World’s Marco Werman speaks with Lebanese activist Joey Ayoub, who has also faced death threats.