Hezbollah Slams ‘Dishonest’ U.N. Investigation of Hariri Killing
This week, the four men arrested in connection with the assassination of Rafik al-Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister, have been released, after four years without charge. Inside Story asks: Is it justice simply playing out, or the signs of a faltering tribunal that – four years after the event – has not produced anything? (24:09):
The Lebanese-Shi’ite militia Hezbollah on Friday attacked an international investigation into the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, describing its work as politicized and dishonest.
Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Iranian-backed Islamist movement, said in a televised address that this week’s release of four Lebanese generals held since August 2005 in connection with the killing was “conclusive proof” that the international investigation had been unfair.
The Hague-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Wednesday ordered the release of the four generals seen as pillars of a Lebanese state dominated by neighbouring Syria at the time of the killing. >>>