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Lebanese Order of physicians deplores attack on doctor
A general view of Shekka, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
A general view of Shekka, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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BEIRUT: The Lebanese Order of Physicians in Tripoli condemned Saturday an attack on a doctor in a north Lebanon clinic the day before, saying the organization will file a lawsuit against the assailants.

In a statement, the LOP in Tripoli, north Lebanon, said it "deplores the attack on the doctor who was beaten up by two men and a patient .... when he was getting ready to treat the patient."

Head of the LOP Eli Habib said “the order of physicians will file a lawsuit against the perpetrators regardless of who they are or who protects them.”

"We are fed up of asking security agencies to protect us and we will take escalatory and peaceful measures such as refraining from receiving patients to prevent the recurrence of such incidents,” Habib added.

Unidentified assailants beat up a doctor Friday and ransacked a nonprofit clinic owned by Kataeb General-Secretary Michel Khoury in the north Lebanon town of Shekka.

The attackers then fled in a Peugeot with tinted windows, a security source said.

Doctor Emil Mansour told investigators the attackers were relatives of a patient he was treating, the source said, citing Mansour's testimony.

Mansour said the men beat him up after he recommended that their relative be admitted to a hospital because he could not continue treating the patient at the clinic, the source added.

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