July 1, 2011 Leave a comment
As expected, the first indictment by the UN Special Tribunal accuses Hezbollah of Rafic Hariri’s assassination. It will be interesting to see if Syria is implicated in further indictments. Everyone knows they must have been involved, and that they utilised Hezbollah.
“Lebanon’s state prosecutor, Saeed Mirza, confirmed the tribunal handed over the first indictment in its long investigation into the crime, which at the time seemed likely to lead to a major realignment in regional politics.
Its contents were not formally released but judicial sources told The Daily Telegraph that Hizbollah’s senior military commander, Mustapha Badreddine, was accused of masterminding Mr Hariri’s killing.
Hizbollah’s commander in south Lebanon, Salim al-Ayyash, is accused of carrying out the attack, along with two other men, named as Hassan Issa and Assad Sabra.”
Lebanon braces itself for Hizbollah backlash as senior operatives accused of Hariri assassination
“The German judge heading an investigation on the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri says the Syrian regime ordered his assassination.
In an interview with a German radio station, Detlev Mehlis said Syrian President Bashar Assad “ordered Hariri killed” because he feared the premier was cooperating with France and the US in order to overturn the Syrian regime and disarm Hezbollah. (Roee Nahmias).”
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