Lebanon: 21 convicted over deadly Tripoli bombings
45 people died in the August blasts and more than 800 were injured. (AFP/File)
State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr on Wednesday ordered convicting 21 people in the case of the double blast that targeted two mosques in the northern city of Tripoli last summer.
The state-run National News Agency said Saqr conducted a first assessment in the mosques' bombing case, and ordered the conviction of several people.
“He charged 10 with terrorism, involvement in the crime, killing, incitement and sabotage,” the NNA detailed.
He also ordered convicting 6 people on terror charges, and of being involved in the crime.
“Judge Saqr ordered the conviction of 4 others, among them Eid, on charges of smuggling suspects,” the same source added.
Meanwhile, Minkara was accused of concealing information about the mosques' explosion.
Saqr referred the 21-name list name to First Military Investigation Judge Riyad Abu Ghida, who will issue the convictions, the NNA remarked.
On Monday, Abou Ghida issued an arrest warrant in absentia for Eid.
The warrant was based on the content of the lawsuit that was filed against him by the military prosecution in connection with the alleged smuggling of suspects wanted over the twin bombings that hit al-Taqwa and al-Salam mosques in Tripoli last summer.
Abu Ghida had issued a subpoena to Eid to testify before interrogators in November 2013.
The judge also issued arrest warrants for two suspects who are in custody – Eid's personal driver Ahmed Ali and Shehadeh Shannoud, who is accused of smuggling Syrian woman Sukaina Ismail into Syria. The woman is accused of driving the two cars that were used in the bombings from Syria into Lebanon.
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