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Hezbollah rejects Hariri tribunal indictment

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Hezbollah rejects Hariri tribunal indictment


Shia militant group Hezbollah rejected on Wednesday an indictment by a tribunal in the Hague investigating the murder of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon published its charges against four members of the group, who are still at large six years after a deadly bombing killed the premier.

The 47 page indictment accused the four of participating in a “conspiracy to commit a terrorist act to assassinate Hariri”.

But Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the document contains “no direct evidence” against the men. He claims the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is politicised.

The five-time Lebanese Prime Minister was killed in 2005 together with 21 others, when a suicide bomber struck his presidential convoy travelling through Beirut.

The indictment sets out a detailed account of the days and hours leading up to the assassination including five networks of phones allegedly used right up until two minutes before the blast.

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