File - Minister Ashraf Rifi arrives to attend a Cabinet session in Beirut, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi Friday tasked the general prosecution with inspecting a media report saying that two members of the Military Tribunal's panel which decided on ex-Information Minister Michel Samaha's release are relatives.Rifi said in a statement issued by his press office that he had tasked General Prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud with taking measures if the report proved accurate.The channel added that the decision taken by the panel in Samaha's case could be challenged as two of its members, Judges Gabriel Khalife and Gregory Gemayel, are brothers-in-law, making it an illegal panel.Rifi launched a campaign against the court after it decided in January to release Samaha on a nearly $100,000 bail.
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