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Thu 16 Jan 2014 to be announced

Trial of former Lebanese PM Hariri's assassins begins after delay

  • By Anne Cukier and 1 other
  • Last Update: 99 weeks ago
  • Leidschendam, South Holland, Netherlands

Rafik Hariri

wikipedia-Helene C. Stikkel

The UN-backedĀ Special Tribunal for LebanonĀ investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri begins the trial against four Hezbollah-members indicted of the assassination.

The Shiite Muslim Hezbollah group, which currently holds a majority in Lebanon's cabinet, denies any involvement in the attack and has refused to extradite the four.

As a result, the trial will start without suspects in court. The Hariri tribunal is the only international court that has permitted trials in absentia.

Hariri was killed together with 22 others in a bomb explosion on 14 February 2005. He was one of Lebanon's most important Sunni leaders. - STL: Trial in Hariri Assassination Set for January 16, 2014 on 2014-01-03

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