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Lebanon's highest judicial body said Monday that it stood behind judges in their demands for better remuneration, but warned that there would be negative consequences if there were further prolonged strikes by judges.The remarks by the Higher Judicial Council came in a statement issued after judges threatened to begin a strike from Monday. The statement also follows several meetings between judges from Beirut and the Bekaa, in addition to judges working at the Justice Ministry and civil judges assigned to the Military Tribunal.Judges have been unhappy since last year's salary scale for public sector employees changed their payments and benefits and led to a monthlong judicial strike.
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