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Ahmad Abu Adass, the man who claimed responsibility for the 2005 bombing that killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others, showed extremist tendencies prior to his disappearance, the defense counsel at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon argued Thursday.Defense counsel Sarah Bafadhel, representing accused Assad Hassan Sabra, submitted statements from an alleged associate of Abu Adass, Ziad Ramadan, to demonstrate the man's increasing religious devotion prior to his disappearance.The judge was not convinced that having a book constituted evidence that Abu Adass had read it or held any radical beliefs. When Re asked if it could be somehow proved that the book belonged to Abu Adass – if it was found on his bedside table with bookmarks for example – the defense said it could not.
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