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Urgent Matters Judge Mohammad Mazeh enacted a decision to prosecute any media outlet in the country that interviewed Ambassador Dorothy Shea

Date: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020

Besides triggering a nationwide uproar, the decision by Tyre’s Court of Urgent Matters Judge Mohammad Mazeh Saturday to prosecute and suspend for one year the operations of any media outlet in the country that interviewed Ambassador Dorothy Shea also deepened political divisions between the pro- and anti-US camps and raised concerns over freedom of expression in Lebanon, long known for respecting public freedoms.

Acting Bodies: 
Judicial bodies (cassation courts, constitutional council, military courts…)
Type: 
Judicial Decisions
Categories: 
Security
Impact: 
National
Status: 
Approved/ Ratified
Civil Society Response: 
Contested