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UN investigator to probe Hariri murder

[JURIST] The Commissioner of the UN International Independent Investigation into the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri [UN press release] arrived in Beirut on Thurday to begin his inquiries. Commissioner Detlev Mehlis, a veteran German prosecutor, was authorized by the UN Security Council [official website] to make the investigation after Lebanon's own inquiry was found to be "seriously flawed." A UN resolution gives Mehlis three months with the possibility of an extension to investigate the assasination that many Lebanese blame on Syria. Reuters has more.

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