BEIRUT: Caretaker Labor Minister Salim Jreissati Thursday condemned the attack against the ministry’s media adviser Hussein Zalghout and called for “immediate action,” to be taken to arrest the assailants, a statement said.
“Physical harm perpetrated against any media representative, whether during duty or in an isolated incident, is a violation of public and personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and should not go unpunished,” it added.
Zalghout was attacked by unidentified assailants with a stick near the Kuwaiti Embassy in Beirut’s southern suburb of Jnah, and is still recovering from the incident.
He received numerous calls from various officials denouncing the assault, including a call from caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 14, 2014, on page 4.