Bahraini newspaper faces legal action over "conspiracy theory" claim

Al Ayam suggested a fire at a gov’t building last month was part of an attack against the country

An Arabic newspaper in Bahrain is facing court action after allegedly insulting a government official, it has been reported.

Al Ayam suggested a fire at an Information Affairs Authority building last month was deliberately lit as part of a “conspiracy theory” against Bahrain, Gulf Daily News reported.

The March 24 blaze caused about BD150,000 ($398,000) worth of damage.

The building had been housed by a private broadcaster selected by the IAA.

Al Ayam claimed the building had been abandoned and lacked basic safety and security equipment, and questioned the broadcaster’s hiring of a former chief executive at Hizbollah-backed channel Al Manar.

Minister of State for Information Affairs and the government's official spokeswoman Sameera Rajab filed the complaint.

A parliamentary inquiry also has been launched.

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