Activists protest the violation of freedom of speech by the government in Beirut, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
MP George Oqeis introduced Monday an amendment to the penal code that would end the arrest of those exercising free speech online, following a recent crackdown by Lebanese authorities, Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) reported.The Lebanese Forces MP and Human Rights parliamentary committee member said the amendment would put an end to the arrests of journalists and social-media users over online posts.The MP said he also introduced a second amendment, which would increase penalty fees for cybercrimes by 50 times, Voice of Lebanon reported.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE