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 is seeking to file a request to the Cabinet referring the trial of former Information Minister Michel Samaha to the Judicial Council, as well as proposing to the government the modification of the Military Tribunal jurisdiction, local Lebanese dailies reported Saturday.He was sentenced to four and a half years in prison, but the verdict was annulled after an appeal was filed following complaints from March 14 figures that his sentence was too light.The court then granted him release on bail pending a retrial. Rifi will include in his proposal to the Cabinet an article pertaining to the establishment of specialized courts that look into terror cases.
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