In act of humanity, Judge steps in to settle case of stolen bread

The man was apprehended after stealing the loaf of bread along with a soda can before being slapped with the hefty fine of 300,000 LBP
by Annahar Staff

3 January 2019 | 17:01

Source: by Annahar

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  • Last update: 3 January 2019 | 17:01

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BEIRUT: In a case of decent humanity, a Lebanese Judge in Tripoli took it upon himself to cover a 300,000 LBP fine for a man accused of stealing two loaves of bread for his family. 

The man was apprehended after stealing the bread along with a soft drink can before being slapped with the fine. 

After his wife and four kids made their way to the courtroom having managed to only produce 200,000 LBP, the Judge, identified as Dani El Zaini, went ahead and called upon one his clerks and covered the rest of the fine.

Speaking to Annahar, El Zaini refused to comment on the matter further, with another judicial source maintaining that it was "a mere act of humanity for a family in need."

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