The Hague Special Tribunal for Lebanon today charged four members of the Lebanese Hezbollah with the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others in a truck bomb attack nearly nine years ago. (Al Arabiya, 16 January)
Prosecutor Norman Farrell told the Special Tribunal that the evidence in the case included large amounts of data from mobile phones allegedly used by the Hezbollah suspects to plan and execute the bombing.
“The attackers used an extraordinary amount of high explosives, far more than necessary,” Farrell said. “It is not that the perpetrators did not care if they killed their fellow citizens. They intended to do so.” (Al Arabyia, 16 January)
File photo: Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, assassinated on 15 February 2005. (AFP)