The Christian-Muslim summit was held at Dar al-Fatwa, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Higher Islamic Council called for a solution to the issue of Islamist prisoners during its regular meeting at Dar al-Fatwa Saturday, the state-run National News Agency reported.Families of Islamist prisoners have protested multiple times across Lebanon, asking for their relatives to be included in an amnesty bill.A notorious Islamist sheikh incarcerated in Roumieh Prison reportedly announced Thursday that he, along with other Islamist prisoners, had begun a hunger strike pending the approval of a general amnesty law. During its Saturday meeting, the council also called on candidates running in the upcoming parliamentary elections to compete "within moral and democratic values," and urged all Lebanese to vote in May.
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