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A Lebanese citizen has been sentenced to two months in prison for insulting the president, prompting calls for the charges to be dropped and the law to be reformed.The Lebanese penal code criminalizes slander, libel and defamation. Sentences can be between two months and two years in prison, a fine or both. There have been a number of similar cases before, but according to lawyer Nizar Saghieh, this is the first time in a long time that someone has received more than a fine. Assy said he intended to appeal the ruling.The president's office declined to comment on the sentence.
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