LEBANON’S PROMINENT NEWSPAPER, ITS EDITOR SUED FOR INSULTING SAUDI KING

Lebanon’s public prosecutor, has filed a lawsuit against ad Diyar newspaper, and its owner and editor in chief, Charles Ayoub, on charges of insulting Saudi King, Salman, the daily said, on Sunday.

The prosecution has demanded a one year’s jail term and a fine for Ayoub, ad Diyar, said.

According to the newspaper, Ayoub had likened the Saudi monarch, to controversial medieval Muslim theologian, Ibn Taymiyyah, and called Saudi minister, Thamer al Sabhan, an “Israeli agent.”

Ayoub’s article was published, during the Lebanese Saudi crisis, that followed Prime Minister, Saad Hariri’s controversial resignation, while in the kingdom.

The public prosecution had, on Friday, filed a lawsuit against the comedian, Hisham Haddad, the host of “Lahon w bass,” Lebanon’s most watched satirical TV show.

Haddad is accused of “insulting” Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and Hariri, during one of his show’s episodes.

Source: NAM News Network