Protesters block a road in Tripoli to demand the release of a militia leader from Roumieh prison, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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Four Tripoli residents detained as part of a security plan launched by authorities in spring were released Tuesday after Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi urged judiciary to speed up trials and release those who were found innocent.Bab al-Tabbaneh residents carried out protests last week, blocking roads leading to the Abu Ali roundabout with rocks, trash cans and tires, urging the release of relatives detained over involvement in Tripoli clashes. They ended the protests after receiving promises from politicians that some prisoners would be released this week.
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