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Questions were raised Sunday about claims made by Future Movement bloc MP Samir Jisr over the weekend that authorities are currently drafting a general amnesty law.However, Ghassan Moukheiber, Free Patriotic Movement MP for Metn who sits on the parliamentary Justice and Administration Subcommittee, denied the committee was looking into the matter.Moukheiber and Jisr are both members of the subcommittee headed by MP Robert Ghanem, who was unavailable for comment despite repeated attempts to reach him.A general amnesty request must be put forward by the Interior and Justice ministers, and would require the approval of President Michel Aoun.Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk told The Daily Star last month that he would only support a general amnesty once a detailed review had been conducted into the severity of the crimes of those detained.
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