BEIRUT: Suspected terrorist financier Omar Homsi’s lawyer sued Al-Akhbar and Al-Jadeed television Wednesday for publishing false accusations against his client.
Tareq Shandab filed a suit against the head of Al-Akhbar’s board of directors and the editor-in-chief Ibrahim Amine for breaching the confidentiality of the probe involving his client by publishing the records of the primary investigation and accusing his client of false crimes.
Shandab asked that Amine be interrogated and that the necessary legal measures be taken against him.
Shandab also requested that Amine and the head of the news department at Al-Jadeed, Mariam al-Bassam, give testimony about the information they published and about articles relating to past explosions issued by their respective outlets. In particular, he inquired after the sources behind the published articles.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 06, 2014, on page 3.