File - Picture shows former Information Minister Michel Samaha, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Military Court of Cassation rejected Thursday a request by the defense lawyers of terror suspect Michel Samaha to summon an informant who tipped off security authorities about him, drawing the ire of the former minister.The court unanimously rejected the request and also turned down two other demands by Samaha's defense attorneys to listen to the military expert who examined the bombs confiscated in the former minister's car and to those who prepared a report of the findings.Hashem described the session as a "one man show," claiming that the court had deprived the suspect from the right to defend himself through turning down the three requests.The court listened to the testimony of Gladice Iskandar and Fares Barakat, Samaha's secretary and driver respectively.
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