Lebanese critic of Hezbollah found dead

Sarah el Deeb
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A prominent Lebanese publisher and strong critic of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah has been found dead in his car.

Lokman Slim, a veteran Shiite political activist and researcher, was found in Addoussieh village in the southern province of Nabatiyeh, after he had been missing for several hours, a security official said.

He had been shot in the head twice.

His wife, Monika Borgmann, and his sister had earlier posted on social media that he had not been answering his phone for several hours and had not been seen since Wednesday evening.

The circumstances of Slim's death were not clear.

The security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said an investigation is under way to determine what happened.

Slim and his wife lived in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut where they ran Umam Productions, a film production business.

His family also owns a publishing house and Slim often hosted public debates and political forums.