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Lebanon PM Says Some Judges Stoking Tension Within Country

Lebanon PM Says Some Judges Stoking Tension Within Country

Friday, 18 March, 2022 - 10:30
Lebanon's Prime Minister-Designate Najib Mikati speaks after meeting with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun, at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 16, 2021. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Friday that the course of action taken by some judges was heightening tensions in the country and "this is a dangerous matter".


Mikati said he and Justice Minister Henry Khoury had agreed to ask the country's public prosecutor to take "appropriate measures on this (issue)", according to a statement from Mikati's office, without specifying exactly which issue, Reuters reported.


The statement made reference to judicial investigations into the banking sector, including attempts to restore depositors' rights.


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