Summary: charismatic journalist whose tough anti-Syrian commentaries in the newspaper he ran An-Nahar (Lebanon's leading daily) were widely acclaimed for courage and tenacity in his uncompromising stand against Damascus, who was a tireless advocate for Lebanese freedom and sovereignty and was prominent among speakers who whipped up crowds during massive anti-Syrian protests in downtown Beirut after the Feb. 14 assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri, and who most recently accused Syria of crimes against humanity after mass graves were discovered in Lebanon.
Cause of Death: Killed in a car bombing
Born: September 15, 1957
Died: December 12, 2005
Location: Mkalles, Lebanon