MP Haber: Hezbollah, Syria behind assassinations in Lebanon

Phalange party MP Fadi al-Haber told Kuwaiti daily As-Seyassah in remarks published on Wednesday that Hezbollah and the Syrian regime have been involved in “all” the past assassinations and attempted assassinations in Lebanon. “All the assassination attempts that occurred in Lebanon in the past were coordinated between Hezbollah and the Syrian regime,” Haber said.

STL: US licences Jones to represent Badreddine

The United States authorities issued yesterday the licence required for John Jones to continue to represent Mustafa Badreddine, one of the accused in the Ayyash et al proceedings. The US Treasury Department had imposed sanctions against Badreddine last week. The defence counsel for Badreddine had requested clarification from the Tribunal’s President on whether Jones, a […]

STL: Lawyer of Hezbollah suspect opposed to trial

The U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon, set up to try the suspected killers of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, has a political agenda and should not conduct the trial, a defense lawyer for one of the suspects said on Wednesday. Five years after it was set up by an agreement between Lebanon and the […]

Lawyers of Hezbollah suspects want STL declared illegal

Defence lawyers before a UN-backed court probing former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri’s murder sought Wednesday to have the tribunal’s creation declared illegal and unfit to judge their clients. Lawyers for Salim Ayyash — one of four Hezbollah men wanted for trial in connection with Hariri’s car bomb

Aoun quits STL

Deputy head of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s (STL) Defense Office, Alia Aoun, has informed the Registrar that she intends to return to practice as an attorney. Eight defense lawyers were named by STL to represent the four Hezbollah members indicted by the STL in the murder of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri who was […]