Mandate of Lebanon tribunal extended

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Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Photo: STL

The mandate of The Hague-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon has been extended by the UN Secretary-General for a period of three years from 1 March this year.

The Tribunal is mandated to hold trials for those accused of carrying out the February 2005 attack in Beirut which killed the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafiq Hariri.

A total of 22 people died when his convoy was attacked.

Five people have been indicted over the killing.

The trial in absentia began in January 2014 and is currently ongoing.

The Tribunal was established in accordance with a Security Council resolution.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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