Former Information Minister Michel Samaha attends a conference in Damascus on April 14, 2009. AFP PHOTO/Louai Beshara
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Former Minister Michel Samaha Monday admitted to transporting explosives into Lebanon in a preliminary session before the military tribunal, his lawyer announced as he walked out of the court.Samaha was arrested in 2012 and charged the next year, along with Mamlouk, over smuggling explosives into Lebanon in order to carry out bombings.In 2013, the Court of Cassation approved an indictment that recommends the death penalty against Samaha as well as Mamlouk and an aide to the Syrian official, who was identified as Col. Adnan.Issued by Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghayda, the indictment had charged Samaha and Mamlouk with plotting to assassinate political and religious figures in north Lebanon, as well as Syrian opposition figures and arms traffickers entering Syria from Lebanon.
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