Parliament's Media and Telecommunications Committee convenes to discuss illegal internet scandal, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The head of Parliament's telecoms committee said Tuesday that he hoped the investigation of Lebanon's illegal internet networks would conclude soon in a fair and transparent manner, and urged strict punishment for violators.Fadlallah said that Tuesday's session focused on the financial losses incurred by the installation and usage of unlicensed internet networks.Financial Prosecutor Judge Ali Ibrahim briefed the committee on the proceedings of the case. The telecoms minister, announded the issue of unlicensed internet networks in March. He said at the time that low-cost internet networks were operating across the country, and speculated that Israel was using these setups to monitor Lebanon's online traffic.
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