FILE - “Issue a general amnesty and be God-fearing,” said a banner signed by the families and clans of Baalbeck. Friday, February 17, 2017. (The Daily Star/ NNA HO)
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The families of inmates Friday rallied in the north and east Lebanon to press for a general amnesty.Last month, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk told The Daily Star that he would only support a general amnesty once a detailed review had been conducted into the severity of the crimes of those detained.From the Bekaa Valley, Sidon and all the way to Tripoli, Lebanese have been demonstrating for a general amnesty law that would forgive hundreds of thousands of crimes.In the southern city of Sidon, supporters of radical preacher Ahmad al-Assir rally every Friday after prayers to demand an amnesty for family members charged with terrorism over their involvement in the Abra clashes.
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