Lebanon: UN-led inquiry into Hariri assassination extended

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Rafik al-Hariri, former Lebanese Prime Minister

A special tribunal investigating the death of a former Lebanese Prime Minister has received a three year extension.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the announcement on Wednesday.

The UN-backed court was set up by the Security Council in 2007 following the 2005 assassination of Rafik al-Hariri in a car bombing.

The attack left 22 more people dead.

Four suspects, all Lebanese nationals, have been indicted by the court.

Eduardo del Buey is the Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General.

"Pursuant to the terms of the Annex to Security Council resolution 1757 (2007), the Secretary-General has decided to extend the mandate of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon for a period of three years from 1 March 2012. "In doing so, the Secretary-General reaffirms the commitment of the United Nations to the efforts of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon to uncover the truth regarding the terrorist attack that took the lives of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others so as to bring those responsible to justice and send a message that impunity will not be tolerated."

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