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Future Movement Arsal MP Bakr Hujeiri said Wednesday that serious work was underway to formulate a general amnesty law for those accused of, and arrested for, a variety of crimes across the country.Some supporters of concerned political parties, including the Amal Movement, Hezbollah and the Future Movement, had threatened to boycott the vote unless the amnesty was secured.Berri's Amal and Hezbollah, known colloquially as the Shiite duo, were said to be working on an element of the amnesty provision that would predominantly include those accused of and arrested for drug and petty crimes in Baalbeck-Hermel – a predominantly Shiite area.A third portion of the amnesty reportedly includes those who sought refuge in Israel after the Jewish state's 2000 withdrawal from south Lebanon, Hezbollah MP Walid Sukkarieh, who represents the Baalbeck-Hermel district, told The Daily Star Wednesday.
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