• Adnan Farhat

Plaintiffs
Ghassan Oweidat (Public Prosecutor)
Country
Lebanon
Platform
WhatsApp
Date of publication
Case status
Open

Case summary

Adnan Farhat sent a voice note on WhatsApp in which he criticized Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and called on the Lebanese to do the same and criticize the leader of their confession, in rejection of all their corruption. The voice note in question went viral on social media and as a result, Farhat was beaten by Berri's supporters. Moreover, officers of the Judicial Police raided Farhat’s house, arrested him and transferred him to police station. The Public Prosecution accused him of undermining the prestige of the state, inciting sectarian strife, and undermining the reputation of the head of state, and the slander, slander and contempt against people in public administrations and institutions. He was arrested for 2 days.

About the complaint

Date of contact
2019-05-13
Date of investigation
2019-05-13
Station name
Khaled Farhat police station
Detained?
Yes
Detention length (days)
2
Contacted via
In person

Case details

القضاة
  • Ghassan al mouti - Executive public prosecutor - Nabatiyeh
Charge
insulting the prestige of the state, undermining the reputation of the head of state, and slandering and insulting people in public administrations and institutions
Sentenced?
No

Timeline

  1. contact
    2019-05-13
  2. investigation
    2019-05-13
  3. detention
    2019-05-13
  4. release
    2019-05-15