Najem Proposes Judge Rejected in the Past to Replace Sawwan


Caretaker Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najem on Friday proposed the name of Judge Samer Younes as a replacement to Judge Fadi Sawwan in the port blast probe, after the latter was removed Thursday by the Court of Cassation, TV networks said.

Najem had picked Younes prior to the appointment of Sawwan, but his nomination was rejected by the Higher Judicial Council and a number of political forces.