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Bombing cases referred to Judicial Council

Lebanese firefighters extinguish fire from burning cars following an explosion on January 21, 2014 in Haret Hreik, a south Beirut neighbourhood considered a stronghold of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. (AFP PHOTO/STR)

BEIRUT: Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr Tuesday referred the cases of recent bombings in the country to the Judicial Council, as per a Cabinet decree.

Sakr asked judges overseeing cases of bombings that have taken place since June of last year to hand over their files to him. The military prosecutor is expected to refer the cases to the state prosecutor's office.

The Cabinet has agreed to transfer the bombing cases from the military's judicial system to the civilian Judicial Council, which will, along with Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, appoint judicial investigators and other judges to preside over the cases.

 

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