Salam receives Fneish at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Thursday, June 25, 2015. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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A Military Tribunal has opened Thursday a trial against five members of the Internal Security Forces accused of participating in and covering up a brutal assault against three prisoners in Roumieh prison last April.Abu Ghayda also issued warrants for four other ISF officers, whose names came up in Thursday's interrogation.The tribunal has not heard testimony from the prisoners who were beaten. Hezbollah Minister Mohammad Fneish called on the government to discover the source of the leak, two days after Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi blamed his party for it.State Prosecutor Samir Hammoud arrested five ISF officers within a day, suspecting two of carrying out the assaults, one of filming them, and two of failing to alert authorities but publishing photos and video online.Friday, ALEF Act for Human Rights will hold a news conference at the Beirut Bar Association at Adlieh at 2 p.m. on the principles of the prohibition of torture and victims' rights to compensation and rehabilitation.
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