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A lawsuit was filed against TV host Faisal al-Qassem by Lebanese lawyers Monday over anti-Army remarks he made over the weekend, while Information Minister Ramzi Joreige also threatened to follow suit.An anti-regime Syrian journalist and host of the weekly Al-Itijah al-Muakis [The opposite direction] talk-show aired by Al-Jazeera, Qassem posted on his Twitter account that the only achievements the Lebanese Army had made since its establishment were shooting video clips with Lebanese singers Wael Kfoury, Najwa Karam, Elissa and Haifa Wehbe, along with setting fire to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon.Outraged by the comments, a delegation of Lebanese lawyers filed a lawsuit against Qassem for violating Articles 295 and 157 of the Lebanese Penal Code.By voicing contempt against the Army via a publicized medium mentioned in Article 209, Qassem has also violated Article 157, which can result in imprisonment for a period of three years.
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