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Jreissati slams attack against media adviser

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.

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