Lebanon: Theatre director claims ‘victory’ after receiving passport back

Lebanese theatre director Lucien Bourjeily said General Security returned his passport which the security apparatus had confiscated for unclear reasons.

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Lucien Bourjeily announced on his Facebook page that it was a “victory” over what he called an arbitrary confiscation and a curb on his freedom of movement.

The director was shortlisted for a Freedom of Expression Award from the Index on Censorship in February this year, after censors in 2013 banned “Will It Pass or Not?” – a stage comedy set in General Security’s Bureau of Censorship.

Speaking to The Daily Star, Bourjeily said he asked the officials at General Security if he had committed a crime. “They told me: ‘No, there is no crime, or else we would have kept you here … but there is something you did in 2013 and you should know what it is.’”


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