Lebanese TV host arrested after resigning from ONTV

Monday 27-06-2016 09:10 PM

TV host and broadcast journalist Lilian Dauod. Photo from her official Twitter account

CAIRO, Jun 27 (Aswat Masriya) - Lebanese broadcast journalist and TV host Liliane Daoud was arrested on Monday, hours after she ended her contract with ONTV channel, Lawyer Zyad al-Eliemy said.

According to Eliemy, Daoud arrived home only to find eight police officers who led her out of her house to be deported.

Dauod announced earlier today ending her contract with ONTV channel, after five years.

She hosted TV programme “Al Sora Al Kamela” ( the complete picture).

Dauod was married to Egyptian journalist Khaled el-Berry for six years before their divorce. According to Berry, the fact that she was his wife and the mother of an Egyptian girl, grants her legal right of residence in Egypt.

Berry said in a Facebook post that he witnessed Dauod's arrest firsthand as he was picking up his daughter from her house.

He said that the officers refused to let Daoud have anything but her wallet and refused to let her contact her lawyer or the Lebanese embassy.

Her lawyer, Eliemy said so far, the whereabouts of Daoud are unknown.

ONTV is currently owned by a media company that belongs to businessman Abu Hashima.

It was previously owned by renowned business tycoon Naguib Sawiris who sold it to Abu Hashima last May.

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