Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Thursday, May 8, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi called for the closure of Al-Rihaniyeh military prison in Baabda and the transfer of detainees Saturday, after the Cabinet cleared wanted lists of those individuals named by informants last week.The closure of the prison, the abolishment of the wanted lists and Tripoli's economic revival, according to Rifi, constitute necessary measures needed to maintain the security plan in Tripoli and across the country. Rifi lauded the Cabinet for approving three projects designed to tackle the unemployment problem.Security agencies apprehended hundreds of suspects based on the lists, while few arrests were based on judiciary warrants.
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