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 Friday returned the two Syrian legal notices against MP Walid Jumblatt and journalist Fares Khashan to the Foreign Ministry, saying they neither adhere to the Lebanese Constitution nor to judicial treaties between the neighboring states.Since Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt enjoys legal immunity as an MP, judicial authorities are not permitted to consider the legal notice against him.A judicial source had previously informed The Daily Star that the notices would be ineffective, given Jumblatt's parliamentary immunity and Khashan's absence from the country.
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