Defendants

First Name
Wadih
Last Name
Al Asmar
Nationality
Lebanese
Gender
Male

Case Information

Year:
2018
Description of the Case:
Al Asmar’s post, which was a repost of Charbel Khoury's earlier post, mocked Saint Charbel. Asmar arrived at the Cybercrime Bureau with three lawyers who were not allowed inside the interrogation room. He employed Article 47 of the Criminal Code, which allows the defendant the right to remain silent, and did not answer any questions.
Status:
Open

Expression of Opinion

Accused of:
Ridiculing the Saint Charbel
Charged Under (law, article):
Article 473 to 475 from Penal code
Platform:
Facebook
Complaint by:
Catholic Information Council

Investigation and Detention

Sentenced:
No
Sentence:
N/A
In Absentia:
No
Detained:
No
Numbers of days detained:
N/A
Requested to sign a pledge:
Refused
Asked to delete content:
Required
Contacted by the police Station:
Phone call

Timeline

Date of the post:
2018-07-19
Date of contact from Cybercrime Bureau:
2018-08-16
Date of investigation:
2018-08-31
Date of the detainment:
N/A
Time of the detainment:
N/A
Date of hearing:
2018-09-13
Date of 2nd hearing:
N/A
Date of release:
N/A
Date of ruling:
N/A

Court/police station information

Court/police station name:
Cyber Crime bureau
Judge Title:
Attorney General Judge
Judge Name:
Ghada Aoun
Location:
Mount Lebanon

Content in Question

Label
Post picture

Source

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2018/Sep-01/461964-asmar-i-stayed-silent-at-isf-questioning.ashx