Ban calls for justice on sixth anniversary of Hariri's assassination

Lebanon is marking the sixth anniversary of the terrorist bombing that took the lives of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others on 14 February 2005.

Rafik Hariri

Rafik Hariri

A UN-backed tribunal set up to try suspects in the attack has received its first indictment but its contents remain confidential.
The government of national unity in Lebanon collapsed last month when 11 cabinet ministers from Hezbollah and allied groups resigned over the work of the tribunal.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the full implementation of Security Council resolutions on Lebanon, including the one that calls for bringing to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of the attack.

Martin Nesirky, the spokesman for the Secretary-General has more.

“The Secretary-General stands with the people of Lebanon in commemorating the life and achievements of Mr. Hariri and renews his condolences to the families of the victims of this crime. The Secretary-General reaffirms the commitment of the United Nations to the efforts of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon to uncover the truth so as to bring those responsible to justice and send a message that impunity will not be tolerated.”

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