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(Oct 01, 2012) In an effort to prohibit online access to the anti-Islamic film "The Innocence of Muslims," which was produced in the Beirut rendered a decision to prevent the film from being viewed on the Internet throughout the country.

Furthermore, as a result of violent events that took place in northern Lebanon during the protests against film, the Military General Prosecutor's Office ordered 45 people to be tried before the Military Court. The Prosecutor's Office accused those individuals of arson for burning an American fast-food restaurant. The protestors also faced charges of resisting law enforcement personnel when some of them began shooting at anti-riot police forces. (Lebanon Bans Film According to a CourtOrder [in Arabic], AL BASHAYER (Sept. 25, 2012).)

Author: George Sadek More by this author
Topic: Freedom of speech More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Lebanon More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 10/01/2012