Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi said politicians and judicial authorities were to blame for the procrastination to take into trial Islamist inmates at Roumieh prison.

Rifi told al-Liwaa daily published on Monday that he came up with a plan to speed up their trials.

“It is our duty to fix the flaws,” he said about the “political and judicial authorities’ delay” to try the inmates.

“A five-year postponement is unacceptable,” he said.