UN Prosecutor Submits Indictment in Hariri Assassination Probe

(Washington Post) Colum Lynch and Leila Fadel - UN prosecutor Daniel Bellemare on Monday submitted a sealed indictment against suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, concluding an investigation that has cast suspicion on top Syrian leaders and Hizbullah militants and contributed to the collapse this month of Lebanon's pro-Western government. It could be several weeks before the identities of the suspects are known and about a year before a trial is held. President Obama welcomed the filing of the indictment as "an important step toward ending the era of impunity for murder in Lebanon....The Special Tribunal for Lebanon must be allowed to continue its work, free from interference and coercion."

2011-01-18 10:12:35

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