A journalist from the Reuters agency, deported when entering Lebanon

The International News Agency Reuters denounced this Friday that one of his journalists was deported from Lebanon when he tried to enter the country to make cov

A journalist from the Reuters agency, deported when entering Lebanon

The International News Agency Reuters denounced this Friday that one of his journalists was deported from Lebanon when he tried to enter the country to make coverage on August 2, two days before the first anniversary of the great explosion he shook Beirut.

The British Agency assured in an information that Suleiman Al Jádana, Jordanian nationality, flew from this country to Beirut, but once at the Lebanese capital airport, passport control agents asked him to deliver his corporate laptop and telephone number, What he refused.

Then he was taken to a deportation center where he spent the night to be sent back to Jordan the next day.

Reuters wrote to the Lebanese authorities asking for explanations for the treatment of their reporter to which the General Directorate of General Security of the Mediterranean country responded with a letter ensuring that the expulsion did not have to do with their work as a journalist.

"The prohibition of entry to Lebanon is a purely sovereign decision of the Lebanese State and has no relationship with its work or profession," said the letter, in which it was explained that it was a denial of entry since it was not reached. Seal the passport, according to the agency.

"We have protested before representatives of the Lebanese Government for the treatment of the Journalist of Reuters Suleiman al Jalidi and we are looking for more information about these authorities, who have not provided any explanation for their performance," said a Reuters spokesman in the note.

On August 4th, a year was celebrated from the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut that devastated part of the city and left more than 200 dead and 6,500 injured, an anniversary that was covered by media from around the world.

Updated Date: 04 September 2021, 17:17

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