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Lebanon’s Justice Minister Pledges to Eradicate Corruption From Judiciary

Lebanon’s Justice Minister Pledges to Eradicate Corruption From Judiciary

Friday, 15 March, 2019 - 11:00
Lebanese police stand outside the Justice Palace in Beirut. Photo: Reuters
Beirut - Asharq Al-Awsat
Justice Minister Albert Sarhan promised through his official twitter account to “root out corruption in the judiciary and other relevant departments,” saying that Justice will take its course.

Sarhan held a meeting on Thursday with the President of the Higher Judicial Council, Judge Jean Fahed, State Prosecutor Samir Hamoud, the Head of the Inspection Commission, Judge Bourkan Saad, and the Government Commissioner to the Military Court, Peter Germanos.

The judicial officials briefed the minister on the developments of the investigation into corruption cases in the judiciary.

Fahed underlined that investigations into corruption files were being “pursued vigorously", expressing his keenness on “improving the functioning of the judiciary and the courts.”

He also called on all concerned sides to refrain from inciting escalatory and defamation campaigns, in order to allow the judiciary to carry out its duty away from any pressure.

Judge Saad, for his part, stressed that the inspection body has put its hand over corruption files, adding that the investigations were ongoing with utmost secrecy.

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