Hariri: Media leaks do not serve the course of justice

Lebanese prime minister reacts to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation report claiming evidence links Hizbullah to his father's 2005 murder.

November 23, 2010 18:12
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri

saad hariri 311. (photo credit: AP)

"I personally think that the media leaks do not serve the course of justice," Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Tuesday in response to a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) report on the murder of his father published on Monday.

The CBC report claimed to uncover evidence that strongly implicated Hizbullah in the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri.

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The report detailed aspects of the ongoing investigation which, they say, strongly link Hizbullah to the murder via an intricate Lebanese network of mobile phones.

A detailed analysis of phone records allegedly point "overwhelmingly" to Hizbullah's involvement, they say, showing the members of the group were in frequent contact on the day of the attack and coordinated the detonation.

The UN tribunal investigating the assassination is expected to issue indictments in the case towards the end of the year, or in early 2011.

According to DPA, the office of the UN Tribunal in Beirut refused to comment on the report. Hizbullah has also not issued any comment.

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