Revolutionary Justice Organization (RJO)

Revolutionary Justice Organization (RJO)


* Currently inactive Lebanese Islamist group

The Revolutionary Justice Organization (Munazzamat al-‘Adala ath-Thawriya) is a currently inactive Lebanese Islamist group. Even at its height, it was a relatively minor entity consisting of just under 100 members. It often served as a cover for Hezbollah’s militant activities and sometimes held Western hostages. In December 1986 it claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of four university professors whom it described as spies. The group has been inactive since 1988.

This profile is adapted from the article “Islamism in Lebanon: A Guide to the Groups,” written by A. Nizar Hamzeh and published by Middle East Forum in September 1997.

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