Abu Ghida Sets January 14 as Date for Questioning Mamlouk, Colonel Adnan in Samaha Case

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First Military Investigation Judge Riyad Abu Ghida set January 14, 2013 as the dates for questioning Syrian officials linked to the case of former Minister Michel Samaha, various media outlets reported on Wednesday.

Syrian security chief Ali Mamlouk and a colonel identified only as Adnan have been summoned to the January hearing.

An Nahar daily later tweeted that Colonel Adnan has been identified as Mamlouk's office director.

NNA said that Abu Ghida has delayed setting a date for summoning Buthaina Shaaban, the media adviser of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

On Monday, State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr completed his assessment of the Samaha case, requesting that the investigation expand to include the questioning of Mamlouk, Colonel Adnan, and Shaaban.

He had requested that Mamlouk and Colonel Adnan be summoned as suspects in the case and that Shaaban be addressed as a witness.

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

Comments 9
Missing trigger 12 December 2012, 14:31

they should ask Interpol to summon them, so when the Syrian regime collapses, they will be delivered to the Lebanese authorities.
otherwise it will be like the 4 suspects in Hariri case and boutros harb case. if the suspects are IN Lebanon and they can't get them to appear in court, kif iza bu souria???

Missing beirutbastard00 12 December 2012, 15:19

So looks like Saqr Saqr is the next to go...

Thumb slash 12 December 2012, 15:37

yep IDF will kill him , the same way they took all the others :)

Missing mohammad_ca 12 December 2012, 15:23

Let them all hang...

Default-user-icon M60 (Guest) 12 December 2012, 16:03

My money is on Bashar Assad to go first .Odds on.

Thumb min-canada 12 December 2012, 16:59

Again I ask: Is this a way for Saqr to stop the prosecution of Samaha? Because now that he has created an unsurmountable obstacle in a few months Aoun will call for his release on the grounds of incomplete evidence and we mnekoul khara.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 12 December 2012, 23:11

If Auon calls for his release he will seal his fate as a politician for good. He has is losing support by the busloads at the moment and doing something this silly will not be a very smart move. Even for someone as demented as he is.

Missing cedars 13 December 2012, 05:03

Jan 14 will come and go with no show as Mamlouk is preparing for the next hit. Samaha will eventually evaporates similar to Hobeika. They used him and will eliminate him for being stupid.

Missing whyaskwhy 13 December 2012, 12:39

Agree with Cedar but I beleive it would go through dillution rather than the evaporation process. The opposition will claim the evidence is politicized and borders on their religous freedoms rights to elliminate their opponents. The Court will not be able to arrest the rest of the group involved and Mr. Samaha will claim innocence just before the Sumatran liberation group kills him and blames Hizballah and Clown for it.