Najjar: STL is alive and well , continuing in full swing


Commenting on last week’s report of amendment of indictment by Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), Justice Minister Ibrahim Najjar said on Monday that this means the tribunal is “ alive and well and continuing in full swing.”

AFP reported last Thursday that STL Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare filed an amended indictment which includes “substantive new elements” with Pre-Trial Judge Fransen.

Bellemare’s submission of an amended indictment shows that “those who buried the tribunal wagered on things that did not happen,” National News Agency quoted Najjar as saying.

Najjar said that he does not know what Bellemare is doing and not interested in knowing anway..”Let the judiciary be independent.” He stressed

Commenting on the same subject Change and Reform bloc MP Fadi Aawar : “This is part of the campaign against the Resistance ( Hezbollah) and Syria,”

Aawar also addressed popular anti-regime protests in Syria, saying that “the only thing that Syria should do is eliminate these destructive groups, outlaws, and armed gangs. The political project that is targeting Syria aims to establish general chaos in the country.”

STL was created in 2007 by a UN Security Council resolution to find and try the killers of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri, who was assassinated in a massive car bombing on the Beirut seafront on February 14, 2005 that also killed 22 other people.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is reportedly poised to indict Hezbollah members in the Hariri murder.

The Iranian and Syrian backed Hezbollah brought down PM Saad Hariri’s government on January 12 over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s ( STL) imminent indictment .

The Change and Reform bloc is headed by MP Michel Aoun who is closely allied with Syria and Hezbollah.

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is using tanks to crush pro-democracy protests that have posed the boldest challenge to the Assad family’s 41 years of rule over Syria.