BEIRUT: Senior Customs officer Col. Ibrahim Shamseddine was charged Tuesday in the attack on Al-Jadeed TV crew members.
Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr filed charges against Shamseddine and Customs agent Mohammad al-Sagheer for “using force and beating” journalists who were conducting an investigation for a program on Al-Jadeed TV station about corruption.
Saqr referred the two men to Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghayda. Video footage aired on Al-Jadeed TV last week showed several Customs agents beating up four Al-Jadeed journalists after one of them, Riyad Qobeissi, pushed for an interview with the head of the Customs General Directorate, Shafiq Merhi, over alleged corruption.
Al-Jadeed had filed a complaint with the prosecutor’s office over the attack.