Only Bellemare can investigate and indict, says STL


Fatima al-Issawi , Special Tribunal for Lebanon Spokesperson stressed Friday that General Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare “is the only authority entitled to conduct investigations and indict individuals.”

She told al-Arabiya that she does not speak on Bellemare’s behalf because “he is independent from the tribunal, which is an affirmation of his autonomy.”

“The STL does not comment on media and political reports in Lebanon as it is a legal power that does not deal in politics, but it conducts its work on a higher level of seriousness with information based on definite facts,” she added.

STL was formed to try the killers of Lebanon’s former PM Rafik Hariri and the related crimes



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