A man walks past a newspaper stand in Hamra, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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State Prosecutor Samir Hammoud requested Wednesday that the Beirut prosecutor take legal action against Charles Ayoub, editor-in-chief of local daily Ad-Diyar, for editorials published Tuesday and Wednesday in his paper, the state-run National News Agency reported.The paper hit back Wednesday, running another front-page editorial, this time commenting on Jreissati's request that Hammoud take legal action against Ad-Diyar for the Tuesday editorial.Jreissati was not the only Lebanese official to repudiate the paper for the editorial; other officials suggested that the piece was not a reflection of the country's press freedom.
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