Prosecutors file expanded indictment in Hariri probe

11th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Prosecutors of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon filed an amended indictment on Friday based on further evidence in the probe of the killing of former premier Rafiq Hariri, the tribunal said.

"As a result of the gathering and analysis of further evidence, the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Daniel A. Bellemare today filed an amended indictment for confirmation by the pre-trial judge," a tribunal statement said.

"This amendment expands on the scope of the indictment filed on 17 January 2011 in connection with the attack on former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and others on 14 February 2005."

The tribunal was set up in The Hague in 2009 by the United Nations to try those alleged to have carried out the attack that killed Hariri and 22 others.

© 2011 AFP

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