Lebanon tribunal asks for Hariri trial in absentia

By REUTERS
October 17, 2011 18:09

AMSTERDAM - A judge at the UN-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri on Monday asked for a trial in absentia without the four fugitive Hezbollah suspects in attendance.

The Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah - which is backed by Iran and Syria - has denied any role in the 2005 bombing which killed Hariri, a billionaire Sunni Muslim politician, and 21 other people on the Beirut seafront.


Related Content

Breaking news
June 23, 2018
Trump threatens EUurope in latest tweet

By JPOST.COM STAFF