File - The Roumieh prison is seen in this Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 photo. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Changing the court's ruling over the case of five Roumieh prisoners, as per the demands of Islamist militants, is legally impossible, judicial sources said. The release Tuesday of suspected terrorist Baraa Hujeiri, the son of former mediator Sheikh Mustapha Hujeiri, who was also charged with belonging to the Nusra Front a few months back, raised speculations that it was tied to the deadlocked negotiations to free 27 Lebanese servicemen in the custody of ISIS and Nusra. Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr issued a decision to release Free Syria Army commander Abdullah al-Rifai, who was detained for nine days after attempting to enter Lebanon with false documents.Rifai is currently in General Security custody, which is expected to decide on the legality of the commander's presence in Lebanon this week, his lawyer Tarek Chindeb told The Daily Star.Chindeb, who defends several Islamist prisoners, had filed a request to release Rifai. Typically, the source said, judges issued sentences in cases involving Islamist prisoners Fridays, and their lawyers then inform inmates in prison the next day.
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