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Libyan Newswire

Berri at Sadr’s disappearance commemoration: We’ll continue working to liberate the Imam and his comrades

House Speaker, Nabih Berri, vowed to carry on work to uncover the fate of Imam Mousa Sadr and his comrades Sheikh Hassan Yaacoub and journalist Abbas Badreddine, during Amal Movement’s commemoration of their disappearance in 1978 in Libya.

“We will continue to work on liberating the Imam and his brothers. But due to the deteriorated situation in Libya, the follow-up committee could not carry on its visits to this country; but we are trying and we will not lose hope,” Berri told a central ceremony held in Baableck.

“Our request upon the government has always been to heed the Imam’s case,” he said.

Moreover, Berri reiterated confidence in the Lebanese army and security forces to preserve security in Bekaa, highlighting the necessity to execute developmental plans in this region and to legalize cannabis for medical purposes.

“On behalf of Amal and Hezbollah, I declare there is no cover upon each perpetrator, or smuggler, or dealer, or abuser,” he stressed, calling for the endorsement of a general amnesty law that excludes murders and attacks on the security and defense apparatuses.

Furthermore, Berri said: “We are waiting for a political solution to the Syrian refugees’ issue following the government formation.”

In addition, the Speaker upped calls to reduce the public debt.

As to the Cabinet formation, Berri said he was neither optimistic nor pessimist.

“There should be a meeting between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, in light of which complications would be resolved,” he underlined.

Source: National News Agency

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