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Lebanon charges fake Twitter account creator

A Lebanese Army checkpoint is seen in Ras Baalbek, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr Tuesday charged Hussein al-Hussein for creating a fake Twitter account in the name of the Free Sunni Brigades of Baalbek.

Hussein was also charged with threatening residents of Baalbek as well as the Lebanese Army and political and security figures, according to the National News Agency.

Saqr also charged the suspect, who is in custody, with claiming responsibility for suicide attacks and rocket attacks on areas in Baalbek and Hermel with the aim of inciting sectarian strife among citizens.

Hussein would face the death penalty if convinced.

Saqr referred the suspect to Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghayda.

 

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