Prosecutor to elaborate on Hariri indictment

17th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

The prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will elaborate Tuesday on the "significance" of filing his indictment in the 2005 murder of Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri, his office said Monday.

After the tribunal confirmed receiving the confidential indictment, prosecutor Daniel Bellemare's office said in a statement he would explain further "in a videotaped statement to be issued tomorrow (Tuesday)".

"The indictment marks the beginning of the judicial phase of the tribunal's work," the statement said.

"The Prosecutor and his team will continue to vigorously pursue his mandate with respect to both continued investigative activity and the prosecution of this case."

The STL was created at Lebanon's request by a 2007 UN Security Council resolution to find and try the killers of Hariri, assassinated in a massive car bombing on the Beirut seafront on February 14, 2005 that also killed 22 other people.

© 2011 AFP

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