Lebanese Journalist Assaulted by Hizbollah Supporters in Elections Campaign

Published April 22nd, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
Hizbollah supporters hoist their flags as part of the elections campaign Lebanon is going through (AFP/File Photo)
Hizbollah supporters hoist their flags as part of the elections campaign Lebanon is going through (AFP/File Photo)

Anti-Hizbullah journalist and parliamentary candidate Ali al-Amin was physically assaulted Sunday in his southern hometown Shaqra at the hands of Hizbullah supporters.

“I'm besieged in the town of Shaqra. I have been attacked by more than 30 young men who belong to Hizbullah. My tooth is broken from the beating and I suffered punches and kicks to my body. They used all types of physical assault against me,” al-Amin said in a video posted online, describing the assailants as a “group of thugs.”

He called on President Michel Aoun and the Supervisory Commission for Elections to address the incident.

“I was assaulted as I was hanging one of my pictures,” al-Amin explained.

 

 

MTV said he was taken to the Tebnin Hospital for treatment after suffering bruises and fractures in the back.

Al-Amin's electoral list, 'Shbaana Haki' (Enough With Talking), which is comprised of independent Shiite figures and a Lebanese Forces candidate, slammed the incident as a “blatant and demeaning attack.”

“This reflects the confusion of the de facto forces and their rejection of any change in their regions,” the alliance said.

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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