Newly elected Press Federation chief Aouni al-Kaaki, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Lebanon's newly elected Press Federation chief Aouni al-Kaaki was ordered Tuesday to pay compensation to former General Security head Jamil al-Sayyed, and MP Michel Aoun in separate libel cases.The Court of Criminal Appeals found Kaaki, who is also editor-in-chief of As-Sharq newspaper, guilty of publishing content that defames Sayyed, and ordered him to pay LL6 million ($3,972) in compensation to the former security chief, Sayyed's office said in a statement. Kaaki was elected earlier this month as the head of the Lebanese Press Federation.
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