UN-Backed Court Names Four Suspects in Hariri Case

(AP) A UN-backed international court released the names Friday of four Hizbullah officials wanted on suspicion of murder in the 2005 truck bomb that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Among the suspects is Mustafa Amine Badreddine, believed to have been Hizbullah's deputy military commander, who also has been linked to the 1983 truck bombings at the U.S. and French embassies in Beirut. Badreddine, 50, is the brother-in-law of the late Hizbullah military commander Imad Mughniyeh, who was killed by a car bomb in Syria in 2008. The tribunal also named Hizbullah members Salim Jamil Ayyash, Hussein Hassan Oneissi and Assad Hassan Sabra. Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare persuaded the court that publication of the names and photographs of the suspects would increase the prospects for their arrest.

2011-08-01 00:00:00

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