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Judge to interrogate Abbas next week

Naim Abbas, a member of Abdullah Azzam Brigades, was arrested by the Lebanese army in Corniche Mazraa, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army Website, HO)

BEIRUT: Military Investigative Judge Imad Zein Thursday turned down a request by Naim Abbas' attorney to drop the charges against the terror suspect, and scheduled a date next week for questioning.

Lawyer Tareq Shandab requested that charges related to his client’s connection to Jamal Daftardar, an alleged commander in the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, be dropped, arguing that Abbas’ statements were made under duress.

The judge rejected the request. Abbas, a Palestinian, is scheduled to be interrogated on March 19.

Shandab has 24 hours to appeal the judge’s decision.

Three arrest warrants have been issued against Abbas since his arrest on Feb. 12. He is accused of involvement in two car bombings in Beirut’s southern suburbs, of belonging to the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Lebanon, and of planning car bombings.

He was also linked to two other detained terror suspects, including Sunni Sheikh Omar Atrash, who was also accused of plotting the Beirut bombings.

 

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