Former President Michel Sleiman arrives at Parliament in Beirut, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Beirut Publications Court issued a number of punitive measures against journalists Monday, in rulings that included cases involving former President Michel Sleiman and the Lebanese Forces, the state-run National News Agency reported.The three parties were each fined LL 2 million ($1,327) and ordered to pay LL10 million ($6,633) in damages to the plaintiff.In another ruling, the court acquitted the now-shuttered As-Safir newspaper, but fined journalists Ghasseb al-Mukhtar and Abdel-Rahim Shalha LL10 million each in a case brought against them by the Lebanese Forces.
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