#STL Indictment Day in Lebanon


Media reported on Thursday that the STL indictment was handed down to Judge Said Mirza.

Four people have been formally charged in connection with the 2005 murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, according to various media reports on Thursday.

The suspects are identified as Salim Ayyash, Hasan Aineysseh (also known as Hasan Issa), Assad Sabra and Mustafa Badreddine, the brother-in-law of Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyeh, who was assassinated in a February 2008 Damascus car bombing.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Badreddine’s name in connection with Hariri’s murder. A report by The Wall Street Journal in 2010 said he was one of the Hezbollah members who could be named in the indictment.

The timing of this is incredible.

Just as news hit that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) indictment was handed to Attorney General Said Mirza’s office this morning, the cabinet met to approve a final version of the Ministerial Statement, which was finalized on Wednesday.

Follow the hashtag #STL on Twitter for the latest. Lebanon’s tweeps are all over this.

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