Lebanon: Comedian questioned over a video published online

17 May 2021
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7 May 2021: The Internal Security Forces (ISF) Cybercrime Bureau questioned Lebanese comedian Shaden Fakih over allegedly mocking the ISF in a video she posted on social media criticising the permits system during COVID-19 lockdown, reported L’Orient Today.

In the video, Fakih called the ISF saying that she wanted to buy sanitary products, but she did not want to get fined due to curfew time. 

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In the video posted on her Instagram account, Fakih explained what happened during the questioning. The artist noted that the video was a criticism of the permissions system and did not aim to offend the ISF.

On the day of the questioning, activist protested, showing support to Fakih.

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