Former Lebanese militia chief Mustafa Dirani attends a ceremony in Beirut 's southern suburbs, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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A former Lebanese militia chief has lost a 15-year-old attempt to pursue a case via the Israeli courts for compensation over his alleged torture while imprisoned in the Jewish state.Israeli military forces occupied parts of southern Lebanon from 1978 to 2000 .In 2000, while still in Israeli detention, Dirani filed a lawsuit demanding six million shekels (now $1.25 million) in compensation, saying he had been sodomized on the order of an Israeli secret service interrogator.Soon after Dirani returned to Lebanon, the Israeli government failed to persuade a three-judge Supreme Court panel to quash further proceedings.
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