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On 9/21/2015, the Single Criminal Judge in Beirut, Ghassan Tanios Al-Khoury, issued a verdict in absentia against Mohamad Nazzal, Imprisonment for 6 months and fining him one million Lebanese pounds “after combining penalties and adopting the most severe penalties”, on the background of “Post” which he published two years ago on his private page on «Facebook» criticizing the judiciary. Judge Khoury based his ruling on articles 386/2 and 388/2 penalties, which are the two articles related to the offense of defamation and defamation according to the Lebanese Penal Code. Nazzal questioned the reason for his trial in absentia without informing him of the date of the sessions.
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- Ghassan Tanios Al - Khoury - Executive public prosecutor - Beirut
ChargeCriticism of the judiciary
Imprisonment for 6 months and fined 1 million Lebanese pounds