Saqr Requests Questioning of Syrian Officials, Testimony of Shaaban in Samaha Case

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State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr completed on Monday his assessment of the case of former Minister Michel Samaha, requesting that the investigation expand to include the questioning of Syrian officials, reported the National News Agency.

Saqr requested the questioning of Syrian security chief Ali Mamlouk and a colonel identified only as Adnan as suspects in the case.

He also asked that Buthaina Shaaban, Syrian President Bashar Assad's media adviser, be questioned as a witness.

Saqr has since referred his assessment to First Military Investigation Judge Riyad Abu Ghida.

Commenting on Saqr's order, Samaha's lawyer Sakhr al-Hashem said that judicial rules agreed upon by Lebanon and Syria need to be implemented in order to meet his demand.

“No judicial rulings against wanted individuals can be issued without informing these people in person first,” he explained.

Should they fail to head to Lebanon for the hearing, then they should be informed through their country's justice or foreign ministries or the Higher Lebanese-Syrian Council, he added.

“The case was taking its normal course before Saqr's assessment,” Hashem noted.

Samaha was arrested in August on charges of forming a criminal gang aimed at carrying out attacks in Lebanon at Syria's behest.

Mamlouk and Syrian colonel Adnan have been also charged in the affair.

Mamlouk is suspected of forming a group to provoke sectarian killings and terrorist acts using explosives, which were transported and stored by Samaha.

Media reports had said in October that Shaaban may also be linked to the case.

Sources told MTV at the time that Shaaban and Samaha had held a telephone conversation while the latter was allegedly in Damascus to transfer explosives from Syria to Lebanon.

Comments 38
Missing mohammad_ca 10 December 2012, 12:47

Let them all hang...

Missing mohammad_ca 10 December 2012, 14:47

not until hizbocrap and nasrocrap are tried for fighting in Syria.

Missing allouchi 10 December 2012, 15:08

wrong!! next is your black turbaned rat Nousalala...

Missing mohammad_ca 10 December 2012, 15:53

theresistance brought up Saqr, my comment was in reply to his, hizbocrap aiding ASSad, Saqr aiding opposition, do you see the relation? Must I explain all these elementary things? FT your comments are all over the place... try to focus please.

Thumb geha 10 December 2012, 18:18

the one who needs to be tried is the general security head for meeting with a wanted man in Lebanon.

Missing mohammad_ca 10 December 2012, 20:04

I'd rather not, I have a thing against getting dirty from people who have nasroCRAP and hzboCRAP on their head...

Missing mohammad_ca 11 December 2012, 03:04

FT, yo mamma

Thumb mckinl 10 December 2012, 12:48

Just how are these people to be found? Last I looked Syria was engulfed in a civil war ...

Default-user-icon assaad (Guest) 10 December 2012, 13:16

what about jamil al sayyed ???

Thumb andre.jabbour 11 December 2012, 06:14


Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 10 December 2012, 13:59

saqr will never dare ,if he is not convinced that the final impact is around the corner

Thumb habib 10 December 2012, 14:29

Mate3talo ham yashabeb bashar wla7 yohekam men hawdi hasrosir smeha mamlok shayban andill wahab jamil say m hemdan welbota kollon la7 yethekamo mate3talo hamshi leyem jeyi wbetshofo kol men taamar aw sta2wa bi nizam bi lebnen la7yethekam

Thumb geha 10 December 2012, 14:55

next up: aoun for fabrication.

Thumb geha 10 December 2012, 16:07

yes he is winning lawsuits thanks to his minister of (in)justice.

Thumb geha 10 December 2012, 18:10

that is because they did not try to influence the judiciary like yours are doing :)
anyway another perfect example is the refusal of sakr of the findings of the inefficient ghida, thus returning the case for further investigations :)
FT, you are a joke.

Missing allouchi 10 December 2012, 15:10

Does any of the M8rs condemned Assad for given Smaha the explosive to kill Lebanese??? Most won’t and that tells you what their mentality is!!! Sick…

Missing mohammad_ca 10 December 2012, 16:56

what do you mean by "out of principle" care to explain?

Missing allouchi 10 December 2012, 18:13

FT, please read carefully my post..i said "Did of the M8rs condemned Assad"????do you ft???

Missing mohammad_ca 10 December 2012, 18:21

alright, just establishing that Smaha was M8 since others are trying to deny this fact...see MOOwaten beolw.

Missing mohammad_ca 11 December 2012, 02:30

Ft take your foot out of your mouth a second...Raad jumped to his defense "out of principle" in my book it means he is M8, stop backtracking...halla2 hizbocrap saro priests? Now whose logic is laughable...

Thumb thepatriot 10 December 2012, 16:12

samaha IS m8!

Missing mohammad_ca 10 December 2012, 18:19

FT seems to think so above ya MOOwaten..."it means out of both being politically on the same side. hal2ad badda tifsir?"

Missing allouchi 10 December 2012, 19:40

yes REALLY...ask anyone..ask ft, I know you trust

Missing mohammad_ca 11 December 2012, 02:31

take your foot out of your mouth FT, it's full of crap.

Thumb thepatriot 11 December 2012, 10:14

hahaha akhhh...mowaten...
Michel Samaha is well known for:
"Facilitating the return of Michel Aoun from France to Lebanon on May 7, 2005 and engineering the alliance between Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement in both form and content even at the expense of constitutional institutions in Lebanon, on top of which was the presidency, in addition to planning Aoun’s visits to Syria and marketing them as an astounding success.

8- Planning the establishment of the “minorities’ alliance” through laying the first foundations of the March 8 Alliance with Shiite (armed), Maronite (popular), and Druze components in order to counter the influence of the Muslim-Christian March 14 Alliance...":

enjoy :)

Missing Unbiased 10 December 2012, 17:53

No wonder the country is going to hell in hand basket when M8 & M14 civilians who don't have the authority to change or implement a single law or security measure are insulting each other the way you people do!

Wein el 7adara? Wein el akhle2? Wein el sa2afeh? If you don't change your tone with each other, your leaders never will. Ya di3anak ya lebnen...If you people are the future generation of Lebanon then Lebanon has no future whatsoever.

Missing Unbiased 10 December 2012, 18:31

I do not believe you speak for all...I am not here to collect fans or thumbs up. I am here to to see if there is a way cooler heads can prevail into a meaningful dialogue. What result do you hope to achieve with insults and degrading dialogue? You can behave the way you want, all you want and until you are blue in the face and I reserve the right to criticize this behavior until pink elephants fly. Who are you to tread on me?

Missing allouchi 10 December 2012, 19:37

ft, agree again (twice today) wow :)

Thumb geha 10 December 2012, 18:12

m8 guys
why do you respond beside the point?
the point made by ouwette is clear: how can the head of a security agency meet with a wanted man? reply to that first, then talk about other things.

Missing peace 10 December 2012, 22:26

M8 is backing off samaha just like they will back off the syrian regime in a few months saying they always were against assad, they disapprove of the baath regime and so on.... rats leave the ship when it sinks....

Missing peace 10 December 2012, 23:53

funny but aoun said an repeated that the assad family was no good to lebanon... seems you forgot that again.... lol

Missing peace 10 December 2012, 23:54

and we all know the good hezbi bring to lebanon with the complicity of FPM....

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 11 December 2012, 06:09

If we were given a chance to make peace with it would have provided a secular ally to lebanon? There is not one letter in that statement that is true. Are you lebaneses? There is not a single lebaneses person that could say that with a straight face. That is by far the most hilarious comment I have read in the 2 years I've been reading news on this website. That's not easy to do with the likes of Karim and mknil or whatever his/her name is representing the true face of m8.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 12 December 2012, 23:52

your an idiot. Plain and simple. You want to make peace with a country that has no intention of making peace with you. Lebanon will make peace with Syria eventually when it is represented by a government that respects the lives of the Lebanese people. How long has it been since Samaha was caught bringing murder to Lebanese people and attempting to incite a civil war on syria's order? that is a secular regime that wants to make peace with us? stop being an idiot and accept the fact that the current regime will kill any Lebanese person that got in its including you without batting an eyelash. I have hatred in me towards the Assads, I will not deny that, but know that hatred comes from my love for my country and countrymen that gave their lives to free us from this low life regime. I wear my hatred with pride unlike you who seems to want to forgive just because it makes Aoun not look so bad. Shame on you!

Missing cedars 11 December 2012, 05:05

Let me teach you how the real judiciary works, give those three Syrians 30 days to get the Syrian authorities to turn them in IF Assad truly care about Lebanon stability and is sincere, If they do not show up, let the Interpol deal with them so that they cannot go anywhere except their own Country.

Missing realist 11 December 2012, 08:04

from a brutal regime who has agonized, brutalized and committed genocide against the poor syrians for 40+ years equalized to sma7a who is aiding the brutal regime in exporting its genocide to lebanon?? In effect Oqab is a very smart politician who has reserved himself a good seat in the political future of lebanon, he is also working in the best interest of the she3a lebanese who should show the Syrian people that there are she3a lebanese on their side.

Default-user-icon Greenie (Guest) 12 December 2012, 03:55

You want to make peace with the syrian Regime who slaughtered thousands of lebanese?at least request an apology for the crimes they committed in lebanon!! ,maybe your genral Sheikh El kizebine can help in bringing back the kidnapped ones.
By the way wy lakena should we remain enemies with Israel???
your Friends HAfez (alla la y2imo) ou bashar Ykoun ble72o killed way more Lebanese then the Israelis no???
Walla mish mouhem thousands of dead ,feda el general ou kerse ???

Default-user-icon greenie (Guest) 12 December 2012, 04:02

In Europe they kissed and made up after throwing down Hitler,musolini was hanged ,Franco regime was changed Etc etc.
The Germans got punished for what they did and regimes were changed in Italy Spain Germany before they kissed and made up.
The germans are still paying the polish and Austrians till now.
Ou hadertak you did not even get an apology and you want to kiss and make up with a regime that still has hundreds of lebanese in its jails right?
Definitely you need to seek medical attention.
Tonto !!!!!!!