UN-backed Lebanon court goes public with Hariri indictment

Special Tribunal for Lebanon

The U.N.-backed Lebanon court has ruled that there is enough evidence for a trial over the killing of the country's former Prime minister.

Rafik al-Hariri was killed in a car bombing in February 2005.

In June, four men had been indicted by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

in the Hague for their involvement in the assassination.

They were identified by Lebanese officials as members of the Hezbollah group.

Martin Youssef, the spokesperson for the court, explains the significance of this move.

"Today marks the unsealing of those two very significant documents, and for the very first time the Lebanese people and the international community as a whole will see a comprehensive detail of the prosecutions work, of the investigations work.  Of course this incident happened in 2005 and there have been lots of questions on the work of the tribunal, lots of questions on the work of the prosecution.  And this is a solid answer on what the prosecution has been doing, and what the tribunal has been doing as a whole."  (Duration: 26″)

Hezbollah has denied any role in the explosion in Beirut that killed Hariri and 21 others in February 2005.

Duration: 26″

UN-backed tribunal unseals full indictment against accused in Hariri murder case

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