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The deaths of four Syrian refugees detained by the Lebanese Army last month were due to health complications, not torture, an official medical report concluded Monday. The report by a medical committee that examined the bodies of the four detainees was issued to the Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr, who was ordered to probe the deaths. The Army said the deaths were the result of pre-existing health conditions that were exacerbated by the climate and weather.However, the events and the Army's explanation for the deaths were questioned by human rights activists and members of the public who demanded an investigation into whether the Army tortured the detainees. News of the four deaths sparked widespread condemnation and polarized the public, leading to protests planned in support of Syrian refugees as well as in support of the Army.
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