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Indictment of Order of Physicians in child Mashlab case

17-2-2020

The Investigative Judge of Mount Lebanon, Sandra Mohtar, indicted on Friday the former chief of the Order of Physicians, Reymond Sayegh, and the head of the committee of faculty professional investigations, Claude Semaan, for releasing a fabricated report in the case of child Sophie Mashlab. The latter, to recall, has suffered traumatic brain injury following surgery at Saint George Hospital in June 2016 which caused sensory loss. The defendants were referred to trial based on Article 446 of the Penal Code which reaches to two- year imprisonment. Noting, that it is a first in Lebanon for a ruling to be issued against the head of the Order of Physicians on charges of delivering a report based on fraud and perjury. The court verdict came a year after an appeal by the Public Prosecutor of Mount Lebanon, Judge Ghada Aoun, who asked the prosecution to make charges against Sayegh and Semaan for providing false medical reports. On the above indictment, the father of the child said it is a long road to unveil the complete truth about the case, but justice is at best taking its course. (Al Akhbar, February 14, 2020)

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