Actor Questioned over Suit Accusing Him of Insulting Religion, Aoun, Nasrallah


Lebanese actor Patrick Moubarak has been questioned by the Central Criminal Investigations Department over a lawsuit accusing him of insulting religion as well as President Michel Aoun and Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

Acting State Prosecutor Imad Qabalan had initially ordered that Moubarak be remanded in custody for further investigations before deciding to release him over health concerns.

The interrogation ended Wednesday evening and the actor was released on Thursday morning after being examined by a forensic doctor, the National News Agency said.

“It turned out that he is suffering from a number of illnesses, which prompted the state prosecutor to release him and refer him along with the case to Mount Lebanon’s prosecutor,” NNA added.

The lawsuit was filed by the lawyer May al-Khansa over an audio recording that went viral on social networking websites.

Moubarak’s lawyer announced that the actor has been suffering from “various financial, health and judicial crises” over the past months and that he had been under the influence of prescription narcotic pills.

Comments 9
Thumb lubnani.masi7i 11 July 2019, 17:26

An ignorant individual but he is right when it comes to nasrallah and aoun.

Thumb lebanon_first 11 July 2019, 18:47

Jailee for insulting nasrallah? He should be praised!!!

Thumb natour 11 July 2019, 20:19

May al-Khansa is just another hypocrite lawyer. And she's as wrong in Patrick Moubarak's case as she was right in this one, when she defended Ali Hussain Sibat:

I sometimes wonder if William Shakespeare's got it right ;)
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" Shakespeare's Henry VI

Thumb whyaskwhy 11 July 2019, 23:50

So this begs the question are we currently breaking the law according to the quisling and Nassrallah if we critique them?

Thumb enterprise 12 July 2019, 02:42

not only breaking the law, but it is considered a sin.

صفا: باسيل يعتبر نصرالله من “القديسين”
أشار صفا إلى إن باسيل ينظر الى السيد نصرالله على أنه من “القديسين”، مشيراً إلى أنّ رئيس التيار “شقفة” من الرئيس ميشال عون لجهة المشاعر الجياشة التي يُكنّها للسيد نصرالله، وكما هو معروف أن الرئيس عون لا يستطيع إخفاء بريق عينيه في أي لقاء يجمعه بالسيد.

Thumb thepatriot 12 July 2019, 11:53

So Aoun and Nasrallah are free to burn Lebanon to the ashes, but we are not free to insult them?????

Thumb s.o.s 12 July 2019, 15:31

Is it any different in Iran, Syria, Egypt or Turkey? No, because Lebanon turned into a dictatorship.

Thumb chrisrushlau 12 July 2019, 17:37

The Christians, so-called, I mean those who claim to misrule in their name, are losing their grip. If Hezbullah won't put the Shia majority on the streets to demand equal voting rights (Article 24's overturning, so that Christians no longer get half of parliamentary seats regardless of electoral results), Christian parties and their Sunni hangers-on should. Choose between losing your dwindling power to an effective and just administration based on civil rights and process of law, and just losing your dwindling power. Failing to choose is your choosing madness. This racist squawking, which is getting louder in these comments, suggests you aren't going quietly. You're going to get run over. Cling to your suicide cult buddy to the south.

Thumb s.o.s 12 July 2019, 19:17

You talk to much fake Chris.