Skoun, a Lebanese Addictions Center, has launched its “Know Your Rights campaign in order to “empower, educate and shed the light on the harms caused by punitive drug control in Lebanon”. Lebanese shouldn’t be afraid of going to a police station, they shouldn’t be detained illegally and suspicion and profiling should never constitute enough evidence to arrest someone. Police should not treat drug addicts as criminals, especially the young ones, and they must work with hospitals to treat them instead of locking them up.

All Lebanese have rights during arrest, interrogation and prosecution and it is extremely important to know them. Check them out [here].