STL asks Lebanon attorney General to submit Hezbollah evidence

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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Wednesday officially asked for all the material that is being held by Hezbollah, which alleges that Israel is behind the the 2005 assassination of Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, AFP reported. >

“In line with its mandate, the Office of the Prosecutor has requested the Lebanese authorities to provide all the information in possession of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah,” AFP quoted an STL statement as saying.

“This request includes the video material that was shown on television during the press conference, as well as any other material that would be of assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor in unveiling the truth,” the statement added.

STL spokesperson Fatima Issawi told AFP earlier on Wednesday that the court was seeking all relevant information.

Mirza clarifies

In a related development Attorney General Judge Said Mirza told National News Agency (NNA) that (STL)’s Wednesday statement was referring to Lebanon’s attorney general when it requested all the Hezbollah information in the possession of Nasrallah pertaining to Hariri’s murder .”

This comes after Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah tried Monday night during a televised press conference to present evidence including footage he said came from Israeli Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) monitoring Hariri to prove that Israel was behind the assassination of Hariri.

Indictment delays

According to Lebanese media the action taken today by STL could delay the issuance of the indictments until the end of the year or possible to spring 2011

STL was formed by the UN to try the killers of Lebanon’s former PM Rafik Hariri.

According to legal experts Nasrallah’s speech is part of a well organized campaign against the STL following a report last month in the pro-Syrian newspaper Al Safir which revealed that Hezbollah members will be indicted by STL in the assassination of Hariri. Hezbollah officials, Lebanese allies, Iran and Syria have been actively trying to discredit the Tribunal and portray it as a an Israeli project designed to create sectarian strife in the country.

The campaign is aimed at giving the Lebanese a choice between Justice or a repeat of the May 7 event . This refers to May 7, 2008 when Hezbollah occupied the western part of Beirut and tried but failed to occupy Mt Lebanon

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46 responses to “STL asks Lebanon attorney General to submit Hezbollah evidence”

  1. hmm, let me guess…

    Hezbollah will not share the evidence in fear that it may have been fooled with, i.e. dates of when aerial images were taken of certain locations of interest, etc…

    1. Hassan Nasrallah in his own speech on Monday said that he is willing to submit the videos to any proper authority capable of authenticating the them. Nasrallah was very sure about the authenticity, as he should be; it was his own organization that captured the video data straight from the Israeli drones. Stop assuming things that you, yourself are not even sure of or have no knowledge about. Making things up is not good, either.

      1. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
        Tarie Al Fanarie

        So why is he then asking the lebanese gov’t to form a committe instead of handing over the evidence long time ago. Why did he let so many rumors go on for so long before he presented his evidence? if he knew about Ahmed Nassrallah about what he said and done, why not comes forth with these evidence and hand it long time ago to the STL when it was established. If he didn’t then, why would he hand it now?

      2. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
        Tarie Al Fanarie

        So why is he then asking the lebanese gov’t to form a committe instead of handing over the evidence long time ago. Why did he let so many rumors go on for so long before he presented his evidence? if he knew about Ahmed Nassrallah about what he said and done, why not comes forth with these evidence and hand it long time ago to the STL when it was established. If he didn’t then, why would he hand it now?

      3. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
        Tarie Al Fanarie

        So why is he then asking the lebanese gov’t to form a committe instead of handing over the evidence long time ago. Why did he let so many rumors go on for so long before he presented his evidence? if he knew about Ahmed Nassrallah about what he said and done, why not comes forth with these evidence and hand it long time ago to the STL when it was established. If he didn’t then, why would he hand it now?

      4. Looks like someone does not know what politics and espionage are. By revealing this information, Hezbollah blew its cover on being able to secretly monitor Israeli data in order to present this information. I’m sure you could understand why they would not be so forthcoming with such sensitive information before. Stop being a hack.

      5. Looks like someone does not know what politics and espionage are. By revealing this information, Hezbollah blew its cover on being able to secretly monitor Israeli data in order to present this information. I’m sure you could understand why they would not be so forthcoming with such sensitive information before. Stop being a hack.

      6. Looks like someone does not know what politics and espionage are. By revealing this information, Hezbollah blew its cover on being able to secretly monitor Israeli data in order to present this information. I’m sure you could understand why they would not be so forthcoming with such sensitive information before. Stop being a hack.

    2. Hassan Nasrallah in his own speech on Monday said that he is willing to submit the videos to any proper authority capable of authenticating the them. Nasrallah was very sure about the authenticity, as he should be; it was his own organization that captured the video data straight from the Israeli drones. Stop assuming things that you, yourself are not even sure of or have no knowledge about. Making things up is not good, either.

    3. Hassan Nasrallah in his own speech on Monday said that he is willing to submit the videos to any proper authority capable of authenticating the them. Nasrallah was very sure about the authenticity, as he should be; it was his own organization that captured the video data straight from the Israeli drones. Stop assuming things that you, yourself are not even sure of or have no knowledge about. Making things up is not good, either.

  2. hmm, let me guess…

    Hezbollah will not share the evidence in fear that it may have been fooled with, i.e. dates of when aerial images were taken of certain locations of interest, etc…

  3. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
    Tarie Al Fanarie

    Hezbollah for sure will never share the evidence with STL knowing they will not valid proofs and STL i believe will look fairly into them if it was submitted. But STL is calling Nassrallah bluff and he did, then it would be the smart thing to do. He only wants the lebanese gov’t to form a committee to look into his evidence and rule on it. But since he’s got the total gov’t by the balls who dares not go along with him. He would then ask the lebanese gov’t to reject the STL rulings are invalid and therefore he gets away with it. BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ sorry Nassrallah that ain’t going to happen and you can threatens all you like about civil strife the STL will not be affected or influenced by your so called evidence. I wander if Nassrallah will accuse his own son of spying for the israelis to get away with convicting israel of harriri assasination? i would not doubt that at all.

    1. You are a sad, foolish and petty little man.

      1. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
        Tarie Al Fanarie

        You’re the little one grasshopper.

      2. A grasshopper is still more dignified then a sad, foolish and petty little man.

      3. A grasshopper is still more dignified then a sad, foolish and petty little man.

      4. A grasshopper is still more dignified then a sad, foolish and petty little man.

  4. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
    Tarie Al Fanarie

    Hezbollah for sure will never share the evidence with STL knowing they will not valid proofs and STL i believe will look fairly into them if it was submitted. But STL is calling Nassrallah bluff and he did, then it would be the smart thing to do. He only wants the lebanese gov’t to form a committee to look into his evidence and rule on it. But since he’s got the total gov’t by the balls who dares not go along with him. He would then ask the lebanese gov’t to reject the STL rulings are invalid and therefore he gets away with it. BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ sorry Nassrallah that ain’t going to happen and you can threatens all you like about civil strife the STL will not be affected or influenced by your so called evidence. I wander if Nassrallah will accuse his own son of spying for the israelis to get away with convicting israel of harriri assasination? i would not doubt that at all.

  5. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
    Tarie Al Fanarie

    Hezbollah for sure will never share the evidence with STL knowing they will not valid proofs and STL i believe will look fairly into them if it was submitted. But STL is calling Nassrallah bluff and he did, then it would be the smart thing to do. He only wants the lebanese gov’t to form a committee to look into his evidence and rule on it. But since he’s got the total gov’t by the balls who dares not go along with him. He would then ask the lebanese gov’t to reject the STL rulings are invalid and therefore he gets away with it. BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ sorry Nassrallah that ain’t going to happen and you can threatens all you like about civil strife the STL will not be affected or influenced by your so called evidence. I wander if Nassrallah will accuse his own son of spying for the israelis to get away with convicting israel of harriri assasination? i would not doubt that at all.

  6. even though I do not trust the STL as they are asking for evidence that they should have if they were doing their investigation properly.

    BUT I do think that HA must submit it if they want any credibility among lebanese

  7. even though I do not trust the STL as they are asking for evidence that they should have if they were doing their investigation properly.

    BUT I do think that HA must submit it if they want any credibility among lebanese

  8. Tarie, you do make a good point BUT lets not forget that the STL is not innocent either…it has not conducted its investigation in a proper manner and admitted being wrong accusing Syria 4 yrs ago.

    so it seems we wont get the truth from either sides.

    1. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
      Tarie Al Fanarie

      Cathy I agree and that’s why i mentioned before that Syria was accused and it seems there are overwhelming evidence and suddenly it dropped from the scene. So it leads me to believe that political games being played here in order to divide the two (Syria vs hezbolla). But there is no doubt in my mind with syria’s history in lebanon and killing lebanese leaders and civilians with no fear from anyone telling it not to. And Hariri came from Syria fearing for his life as he was threatened as Marwan hamade had an attempt on his life. Did israel want to kill hamade of all the people in lebanon? killing him would cause any strife sorry with all due respect to him? why was ghazi kannan was killed and his brother too? why killing general Suleiman in syria another top syrien intelligent agent who rummored to be involved heavily in the assasination and knew too much about it. Why is Rustom Ghazeli is so quiet? why is Assad Brother in-law shiaqat is no longer heard from? There is no doubt with the all evidence STL had implie that syria was the main culprit and hezbollah aided it in the crime. time will tell when STL present its evidence to see how convincing it would be against what Nassrallah said and put forth earliner in the week. But with violant history of hezbollah against lebanese and same goes with syria too. I do not want to believe hezbollah anymore. I am not saying israelis are angels and yes we tend to forget them sometimes. But believe me we are so overwhelmed in fighting the enemy within its hard to focus on the outside. As much i despise the israelis and all their evil intentions against lebanon. I have doubts that they were involve in the assasinations from harriri and up to date with any March 14th leaders. Just go back during the time when March 14th wanted to pushi for STL and the gov’t was trying to get enough ministers to vote for the STL. Only Syria, hezbollah and their allies objected to it even though the STL was never established then. Just think about it and do your analysis..

      1. But Tarie, you say there was overwhelming evidence against Syria and then it was dropped.

        that’s not what I read in Der Spiegel. they said that Mehlis had ignored other evidence and was solely focused on blaming syria.

        they said they discovered that many of the witnesses were giving false testimonies because remember at the time of the murder, the rage that ALL lebanese had against syria….

        Mehlis even admitted to not having looked at other evidence presented which right there dismisses any credibility they might have had

      2. But Tarie, you say there was overwhelming evidence against Syria and then it was dropped.

        that’s not what I read in Der Spiegel. they said that Mehlis had ignored other evidence and was solely focused on blaming syria.

        they said they discovered that many of the witnesses were giving false testimonies because remember at the time of the murder, the rage that ALL lebanese had against syria….

        Mehlis even admitted to not having looked at other evidence presented which right there dismisses any credibility they might have had

    2. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
      Tarie Al Fanarie

      Cathy I agree and that’s why i mentioned before that Syria was accused and it seems there are overwhelming evidence and suddenly it dropped from the scene. So it leads me to believe that political games being played here in order to divide the two (Syria vs hezbolla). But there is no doubt in my mind with syria’s history in lebanon and killing lebanese leaders and civilians with no fear from anyone telling it not to. And Hariri came from Syria fearing for his life as he was threatened as Marwan hamade had an attempt on his life. Did israel want to kill hamade of all the people in lebanon? killing him would cause any strife sorry with all due respect to him? why was ghazi kannan was killed and his brother too? why killing general Suleiman in syria another top syrien intelligent agent who rummored to be involved heavily in the assasination and knew too much about it. Why is Rustom Ghazeli is so quiet? why is Assad Brother in-law shiaqat is no longer heard from? There is no doubt with the all evidence STL had implie that syria was the main culprit and hezbollah aided it in the crime. time will tell when STL present its evidence to see how convincing it would be against what Nassrallah said and put forth earliner in the week. But with violant history of hezbollah against lebanese and same goes with syria too. I do not want to believe hezbollah anymore. I am not saying israelis are angels and yes we tend to forget them sometimes. But believe me we are so overwhelmed in fighting the enemy within its hard to focus on the outside. As much i despise the israelis and all their evil intentions against lebanon. I have doubts that they were involve in the assasinations from harriri and up to date with any March 14th leaders. Just go back during the time when March 14th wanted to pushi for STL and the gov’t was trying to get enough ministers to vote for the STL. Only Syria, hezbollah and their allies objected to it even though the STL was never established then. Just think about it and do your analysis..

    3. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
      Tarie Al Fanarie

      Cathy I agree and that’s why i mentioned before that Syria was accused and it seems there are overwhelming evidence and suddenly it dropped from the scene. So it leads me to believe that political games being played here in order to divide the two (Syria vs hezbolla). But there is no doubt in my mind with syria’s history in lebanon and killing lebanese leaders and civilians with no fear from anyone telling it not to. And Hariri came from Syria fearing for his life as he was threatened as Marwan hamade had an attempt on his life. Did israel want to kill hamade of all the people in lebanon? killing him would cause any strife sorry with all due respect to him? why was ghazi kannan was killed and his brother too? why killing general Suleiman in syria another top syrien intelligent agent who rummored to be involved heavily in the assasination and knew too much about it. Why is Rustom Ghazeli is so quiet? why is Assad Brother in-law shiaqat is no longer heard from? There is no doubt with the all evidence STL had implie that syria was the main culprit and hezbollah aided it in the crime. time will tell when STL present its evidence to see how convincing it would be against what Nassrallah said and put forth earliner in the week. But with violant history of hezbollah against lebanese and same goes with syria too. I do not want to believe hezbollah anymore. I am not saying israelis are angels and yes we tend to forget them sometimes. But believe me we are so overwhelmed in fighting the enemy within its hard to focus on the outside. As much i despise the israelis and all their evil intentions against lebanon. I have doubts that they were involve in the assasinations from harriri and up to date with any March 14th leaders. Just go back during the time when March 14th wanted to pushi for STL and the gov’t was trying to get enough ministers to vote for the STL. Only Syria, hezbollah and their allies objected to it even though the STL was never established then. Just think about it and do your analysis..

    4. Walid Khouri Avatar
      Walid Khouri

      “wrongly accusing Syria?” is not the question… IF and I say IF with capital letters, Hezbollah is found guilty, and I mean guilty by SOLID proof, I ASSURE ALL OF YOU that they acted ONLY as proxy to execute it on behalf of the Syrian regime.

      If the evidence presented by Nasrallah is valid and the Israelis have done it I know a LOT of people will eat their tongues (mmmmmmh lseneet) 😛

    5. Walid Khouri Avatar
      Walid Khouri

      “wrongly accusing Syria?” is not the question… IF and I say IF with capital letters, Hezbollah is found guilty, and I mean guilty by SOLID proof, I ASSURE ALL OF YOU that they acted ONLY as proxy to execute it on behalf of the Syrian regime.

      If the evidence presented by Nasrallah is valid and the Israelis have done it I know a LOT of people will eat their tongues (mmmmmmh lseneet) 😛

  9. Tarie, you do make a good point BUT lets not forget that the STL is not innocent either…it has not conducted its investigation in a proper manner and admitted being wrong accusing Syria 4 yrs ago.

    so it seems we wont get the truth from either sides.

  10. Tarie, you do make a good point BUT lets not forget that the STL is not innocent either…it has not conducted its investigation in a proper manner and admitted being wrong accusing Syria 4 yrs ago.

    so it seems we wont get the truth from either sides.

  11. Tarie, you do make a good point BUT lets not forget that the STL is not innocent either…it has not conducted its investigation in a proper manner and admitted being wrong accusing Syria 4 yrs ago.

    so it seems we wont get the truth from either sides.

  12. Nadine Foad Avatar
    Nadine Foad

    When will everyone just take a chill pill? Don’t y’all get tired of this every day conspiracy theories? everyone in here believe in whatever opinion came to their heads and then say things as if they know for “SURE” that whatever they think is right. Stop advocating hate, stop repeating yourself over and over until you fully believe in what opinion you decided on, Don’t teach your kids to hate.. Learn from history, watch and observe how the European Union is forming after decades of massive wars with millions of casualties. We can unite, we can live in peace and we can stop hating one another.

    1. nadine i love your post. good job. i’m surprised you got plusses cos i get minuses for my love and unity posts (not all the time though) 🙂

    2. nadine i love your post. good job. i’m surprised you got plusses cos i get minuses for my love and unity posts (not all the time though) 🙂

    3. nadine i love your post. good job. i’m surprised you got plusses cos i get minuses for my love and unity posts (not all the time though) 🙂

    4. nadine i love your post. good job. i’m surprised you got plusses cos i get minuses for my love and unity posts (not all the time though) 🙂

  13. Nadine Foad Avatar
    Nadine Foad

    When will everyone just take a chill pill? Don’t y’all get tired of this every day conspiracy theories? everyone in here believe in whatever opinion came to their heads and then say things as if they know for “SURE” that whatever they think is right. Stop advocating hate, stop repeating yourself over and over until you fully believe in what opinion you decided on, Don’t teach your kids to hate.. Learn from history, watch and observe how the European Union is forming after decades of massive wars with millions of casualties. We can unite, we can live in peace and we can stop hating one another.

  14. Nadine Foad Avatar
    Nadine Foad

    When will everyone just take a chill pill? Don’t y’all get tired of this every day conspiracy theories? everyone in here believe in whatever opinion came to their heads and then say things as if they know for “SURE” that whatever they think is right. Stop advocating hate, stop repeating yourself over and over until you fully believe in what opinion you decided on, Don’t teach your kids to hate.. Learn from history, watch and observe how the European Union is forming after decades of massive wars with millions of casualties. We can unite, we can live in peace and we can stop hating one another.

  15. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
    Tarie Al Fanarie

    Again Cathy i do not believe any papers and at the moment Bellemare is currenlty in charge. Yes there some false witnesses but the ones we heard of ended up in syria or syrian intelligent officers. I mean one of them who went back said walid jumblatt/marwan hamade threatened to kill him if he doesn’t say it was syria. Mehlis was saying syria all along and i believe he ignored other evidence because it was not valid and he also rejected the false witnesses.

    My hunch and my guess is that he may want to put the blame on syria first since he thought evidence was overwhelming against it. And I have read articles wish i can find it that Russia rejected that leaders be accused of the assasination and no arrests warrants. So that eliminated syria from the scene and left hezbollah to take the full blame. No its not fair if that’s the case and I believe again they want to divide Syria and hezbollah and this is one way to do it. I am sure in the process Russia returned the favor to the west when it came to iranians sanctions and other deals they have cooked in order for Syria to get cleared or not at least convicted of the crime. The way the news came out just last month that the STL will be handing indictment of several hezbollah members ranging from low ranks first to higher ranks in several stages until year end. However the report/news said that syria will not be accused but will not escape from being blamed for it. so yes the STL is not perfect and it had faults but let’s not make this case like the OJ Simpsons case where he was aqcuitted because of some mistakes of the prosecuters who got outsmarted by O.J attornies. The fact is if the STL have evidence that it was syria and hezbollah and whoever are the culprits then present this evidence and call on these people to appear in court to defend themselves. I find it very hard the west and even saudi now wants syria convicted unfortunately if it was guilty of the crimes.

  16. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
    Tarie Al Fanarie

    Again Cathy i do not believe any papers and at the moment Bellemare is currenlty in charge. Yes there some false witnesses but the ones we heard of ended up in syria or syrian intelligent officers. I mean one of them who went back said walid jumblatt/marwan hamade threatened to kill him if he doesn’t say it was syria. Mehlis was saying syria all along and i believe he ignored other evidence because it was not valid and he also rejected the false witnesses.

    My hunch and my guess is that he may want to put the blame on syria first since he thought evidence was overwhelming against it. And I have read articles wish i can find it that Russia rejected that leaders be accused of the assasination and no arrests warrants. So that eliminated syria from the scene and left hezbollah to take the full blame. No its not fair if that’s the case and I believe again they want to divide Syria and hezbollah and this is one way to do it. I am sure in the process Russia returned the favor to the west when it came to iranians sanctions and other deals they have cooked in order for Syria to get cleared or not at least convicted of the crime. The way the news came out just last month that the STL will be handing indictment of several hezbollah members ranging from low ranks first to higher ranks in several stages until year end. However the report/news said that syria will not be accused but will not escape from being blamed for it. so yes the STL is not perfect and it had faults but let’s not make this case like the OJ Simpsons case where he was aqcuitted because of some mistakes of the prosecuters who got outsmarted by O.J attornies. The fact is if the STL have evidence that it was syria and hezbollah and whoever are the culprits then present this evidence and call on these people to appear in court to defend themselves. I find it very hard the west and even saudi now wants syria convicted unfortunately if it was guilty of the crimes.

  17. George Haddad N.J. Avatar
    George Haddad N.J.

    here is a article about Nassrallah

    presentation on Monday if anyone interested in reading it.

    For those who said that he really convinced people that it was not hezbollah who was behind the assasination.

    http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=193233

  18. George Haddad N.J. Avatar
    George Haddad N.J.

    here is a article about Nassrallah

    presentation on Monday if anyone interested in reading it.

    For those who said that he really convinced people that it was not hezbollah who was behind the assasination.

    http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=193233

  19. George Haddad N.J. Avatar
    George Haddad N.J.

    here is a article about Nassrallah

    presentation on Monday if anyone interested in reading it.

    For those who said that he really convinced people that it was not hezbollah who was behind the assasination.

    http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=193233

  20. Hezbollah should ash STL to retire it from terrorist’s list in exchange of evidence 🙂

  21. Hezbollah should ash STL to retire it from terrorist’s list in exchange of evidence 🙂

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