Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi arrives to attend a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Caretaker Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi said Tuesday that the Military Intelligence is continuing its interrogation of a Sunni preacher in connection with recent bombing attacks in Lebanon."Interrogation with [Omar Atrash] will continue and if there was no evidence that he was involved in any security act, he will be released," Qortbawi told the Voice of Lebanon radio station.He stressed that the interrogation, conducted by Lebanese Army Intelligence under the supervision of Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr, remained secret.ICRC acknowledged it had visited Atrash as part of "periodical checkups of detainees" across Lebanon but said the humanitarian institution does not make its observations public.
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