Anti-Hizbullah Candidate Ali al-Amin Assaulted in His Hometownإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Anti-Hizbullah journalist and parliamentary candidate Ali al-Amin was physically assaulted Sunday in his southern hometown Shaqra at the hands of Hizbullah supporters.
“I'm besieged in the town of Shaqra. I have been attacked by more than 30 young men who belong to Hizbullah. My tooth is broken from the beating and I suffered punches and kicks to my body. They used all types of physical assault against me,” al-Amin said in a video posted online, describing the assailants as a “group of thugs.”
He called on President Michel Aoun and the Supervisory Commission for Elections to address the incident.
“I was assaulted as I was hanging one of my pictures,” al-Amin explained.
MTV said he was taken to the Tebnin Hospital for treatment after suffering bruises and fractures in the back.
Al-Amin's electoral list, 'Shbaana Haki' (Enough With Talking), which is comprised of independent Shiite figures and a Lebanese Forces candidate, slammed the incident as a “blatant and demeaning attack.”
“This reflects the confusion of the de facto forces and their rejection of any change in their regions,” the alliance said.