File - Picture shows former Information Minister Michel Samaha, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Former Minister Michel Samaha, who was convicted of terror charges last year, accused the Internal Security Forces Information Branch Thursday of setting a trap to get him arrested.The Military Tribunal unanimously rejected a request by Samaha's lawyer to summon Kfoury to testify as a witness.Samaha, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, was released by the Military Court of Cassation on a nearly $100,000 bail in January, despite having been convicted of a terror plot to destabilize the country last year.Samaha's release has invoked nationwide outrage, mainly by the March 14 coalition, as he allegedly plotted to target anti-Syrian officials. They have called for the Military Tribunal's prerogatives to be minimized, or for the court to be abolished all together.
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