Higher Judicial Council head Magistrate Jean Fahd, left, and Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi attend a news conference in Beirut, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi said Wednesday that the Higher Judicial Council was considering ways to accelerate trial procedures, and congratulated judges for finalizing the long-unresolved cases of Fatah al-Islam inmates.Rifi made the remarks during a meeting with newly elected members of the body and council head Judge Jean Fahed at the Justice Palace. Rifi also congratulated members of the Judicial Council, another body, for its work to conclude the trials of Islamist detainees involved in the Nahr al-Bared fighting between Fatah al-Islam militants and the Lebanese Army in the summer of 2007 .Rifi explained that 195 trial sessions have been held in the case, noting that there were 573 suspects, 462 of whom were referred to the Judicial Council.Rifi said that the file had been separated into 54 categories in order to allow the trials to proceed more quickly. Rifi said 439 other suspects received sentences ranging between a lifetime of hard labor and two months behind bars.
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