Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri heads a Parliament session in Beirut, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said Monday he would postpone discussion of a proposed general amnesty for those incarcerated for or suspected of various crimes until after general elections in May.Justice Minister Salim Jreissati said Monday that any process undertaken to pass and implement the amnesty would occur "after elections," following a meeting with Berri at his residence.Berri and Jreissati's comments came one month after Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk announced that the first draft of the proposed amnesty had been completed, with a final version to come "very soon".
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