As expected, the former adviser to the Ministry of Culture, Lynn Tehini, appeared yesterday before investigators from the Office for Combating Cyber Crimes. Ms Tehini was the subject of a defamation complaint filed by the ministry’s legal adviser, Judge Walid Jaber. The latter was offended by a post on his Facebook account in which the young woman denounced the laxity and procrastination of the magistrate in the case of the virtuoso, Bassam Saba, director of the National Conservatory, who on the eve of his death, either two years after his appointment as head of the conservatory, still had not received his salary.
According to Ms. Tehini’s testimony, investigators were very “courteous and polite” but asked her to remove the post in question which had irritated Judge Jaber. “I refused to do it at the start. But at the insistence of the Beirut prosecutor, Ziad Abi Haïdar, who explained to me that otherwise I would be held until the evening without any other guarantee of seeing the dispute be resolved, I had to remove it, ”said Mrs. Tehini.
“This post, I was not as keen on it since it had already proved its usefulness in making things happen and validating the right of the musician, and today of his relatives therefore, to receive his salary as quickly as possible”, entrusts the former advisor to L’Orient-Le Jour.
For Mohammad Najem, director of Smex, an NGO defending the rights of Internet users and freedom of expression on the Web, what is distressing about this story is the “absurdity of the defamation complaint in a a case like that of Bassam Saba which is within his most basic rights ”. “Unfortunately, we see how the courts and the prosecution are struggling in cases of defamation lawsuits, when they would do better to reserve their efforts, their time and their energy for much more essential files,” he said. commented.
Bassam Saba’s wife, Diala Jaber, also commented on Lynn Tehini’s summons to investigators. Ms Jaber thanked her for having courageously pleaded her husband’s case and recalled the shocking details of this case, pointing out that the money owed to her husband is still, to this day, in the coffers of the Bank. from Lebanon.
“Bassam was kind and courteous. But he was treated with great hostility. He is in another world today, finally freed from his suffering. But we will not stop fighting for him. He was a great humanist, convinced of the need to elevate musical culture in Lebanon to another level. Fly, fly very high Bassam. You never belonged to the mediocre and infamous caste, ”writes his wife.
As expected, the former adviser to the Ministry of Culture, Lynn Tehini, appeared yesterday before investigators from the Office for Combating Cyber Crimes. Ms Tehini was the subject of a defamation complaint filed by the ministry’s legal adviser, Judge Walid Jaber. The latter was offended by a post on his Facebook account in which the …