BEIRUT: The Judicial Council postponed Friday the trials of a group of defendants accused of involvement in the 2007 Nahr al-Bared clashes.
The council was trying 16 men for entering and staying in the country illegally and impersonating Army personnel.
Judge Jean Fahd presided over the session and postponed it until Jan. 6. After the clashes, a total of 527 men, holding Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian and Saudi citizenship, were arrested for having ties to the Islamist group Fatah al-Islam.
Of that number, 86 will be tried before the Judicial Council, as will the 130 individuals released on bail. The remaining will be tried in absentia.