Satirist Hisham Haddad Questioned for 'Insulting Judiciary'إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Mount Lebanon First Examining Magistrate Nicolas Mansour on Tuesday interrogated prominent TV host and comedian Hisham Haddad over a segment of his show that was deemed insulting to the Lebanese judiciary, the National News Agency said.
Haddad's lawyer Ashraf al-Moussawi said his client was released after questioning and that the file was referred to the Baabda court of publications.
Haddad for his part clarified that he did not have “the criminal intention to insult the state prosecutor or the judiciary,” noting that he had committed “an uncalculated and unintentional mistake that was not aimed at insulting the public prosecutor.”
Haddad's 'Lahon W Bass' show on LBCI TV is among the most watched programs in Lebanon.