Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency apologized for publishing inaccurate news in relation to the claims against the religious leader and political activist Sayyed Ali El-Amine.
In its initial report, the NNA claimed that the public prosecutor’s office of Mount Lebanon pressed charges against Sayyed Ali El-Amine based on a lawsuit filed by lawyer Ghassan Al-Mawla on behalf of four people.
They accused the religious leader of several charges, including meeting up with Israeli officials during a conference of religions in Bahrain.
The NNA stated later that the Mount Lebanon Prosecutor Judge Raed Abu Shaqra had charged Sayyed Ali El-Amine with only two charges:
(1) the crime of stirring sectarian sentiments and inciting conflict between sects, (2) and for criticizing religious rituals, and not for meeting with Israeli officials in Bahrain.
Sayyed Ali El-Amine, known for publicly disagreeing with Hezbollah sentiment, is currently still accused of his anti-Hezbollah stance by allegedly “attacking the resistance and its martyrs” as mentioned in the initial report.
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