Lokman Slim Wiki – Lokman Slim Biography
According to Lokman Slim Bio, Wiki and Biography, He was a Lebanese publisher who was found dead in his car in southern Lebanon on Thursday morning, hours after going missing as he drove to Beirut.
He was also an independent social and political activist who lived and worked in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Greater Beirut, South Lebanon, and the Bekaa Valley. He was also an internationally recognized commentator on Lebanese and Middle East politics.
Lokman Slim was 59 years old at the time of death.
Earlier Life, Career
Lokman Slim was born in 1962 in Haret Hreik. He lived until moving to France in 1982 to study philosophy at the Sorbonne. He returned to Beirut in 1988. Two years later, he founded Dar al Jadeed Publishing House, which publishes Arabic literature and essays of controversial content.
Its publications range from books banned by the Lebanese General Security to the first Arabic translations of the writings of Muhammad Khatami, the former Iranian reformist president, which generated controversy within the Shia community in Lebanon. Several of Slim’s articles, essays, and translations have been published in English, French, and Arabic newspapers and books.
Lokman Slim married his wife Monika Borgmann who is a Film director and writer. her wife Borgmann was born in 1966 and She is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Umam Documentation & Research Organization.
Missing, Found Dead
He was a leading Shiite voice who spoke against what he saw as Hezbollah‘s intimidation tactics and accused them of intolerance of other political views. He was last seen after leaving the house of a poet friend on Wednesday night. His family said he went missing overnight. His wife tweeted that he was not answering his phone.
Slim had been missing for hours since late Wednesday and his family posted social media messages looking for him. He was visiting friends in a southern village and was expected back in Beirut the same day.
He was found dead in his car on Thursday morning, with multiple wounds from gunshots fired at close range. Slim was a fearless critic of Lebanon’s powerful politicians, Hezbollah and its allies Iran and Syria. His killing raised fears that Lebanon’s political tensions could turn into a new wave of assassinations.
A security official at the scene said Slim’s ID, phone and gun were missing. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. His phone was later found. A resident of Addoussieh, who declined to provide his name, said the car was found on the rural road before midnight.
Earlier, Slim’s wife and sister had posted on social media that he had not answered his phone for hours and hadn’t been seen since Wednesday evening. Al-Ameer said he was visiting friends in the south and left their house after 8 pm. The family began to worry when two hours later when he still wasn’t back home.