BEIRUT: Judge Samih al-Hajj, who was investigating the disappearance of Imam Musa Sadr, has been relieved of his duties, Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi said.
As a result, all those involved in the case will also be relieved of their responsibilities.
This decision was taken based on a request from Hajj. Sadr, the founder of the Amal Movement and the Higher Shiite Council, went missing in Libya over three decades ago, along with two companions, Sheikh Mohammad Yaacoub and journalist Abbas Badreddine. Rifi has assigned Bekaa Valley Attorney General Zaher Hamadeh to replace Hajj.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 21, 2014, on page 4.