March 14 student and youth organizations protest the release of Samaha, in Tripoli.
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March 14 student and youth organizations demonstrated Monday in Tripoli, protesting the Military Court of Cassation's decision to release former minister Michel Samaha, convicted on terrorism charges, on bail.Meanwhile new videos of Samaha confessing to transporting explosives into Lebanon have emerged over the past two days. Samaha then said that Mamlouk indicated he would consider it "beneficial" if he executed the bombings.Samaha recounted how he made his way to Mamlouk's office where he dropped off his car. Adnan took the car, filled it with explosives and returned it to Samaha, who then drove it into Lebanon. Daher is in the midst of preparing a civil lawsuit against Samaha. He has consulted lawyers in order to ascertain whether he can file a lawsuit against Samaha while the latter is still being prosecuted by the Military Tribunal. Rifi submitted a request to the Cabinet Monday asking that they transfer Samaha's trial from the Military Tribunal to the Judicial Council.Reports also emerged that Rifi had referred Judge Tany Lattouf, the head of the Military Court of Cassation, to inspection over the court's decisionto release Samaha on bail.The pair clarified to Salam the intricacies of the court decision to release Samaha.
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