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Baroud: Case of Missing Syrians is Now in the Hands of the Judiciary

Caretaker Interior Minister Ziad Baroud has said that the judiciary was now in charge of handling the case of three Syrians reportedly abducted in Lebanon.

“The case is currently under the jurisdiction of the prosecutor general, and the probe is led by the military judiciary,” Baroud said in a statement released on Wednesday.

The minister was referring to the arrest last month of Jassem Merhi Jassem by an army intelligence unit for distributing anti-Syrian regime flyers in Beirut.

Jassem was released by a judge. He disappeared shortly afterwards along with his brothers who had arrived at the Baabda Serail to pick him up.

Baroud also praised the commitment of non-governmental organizations SKeyes and Maharat to public and private liberties, after the groups called for unveiling the fate of the activists.


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