A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh

Lebanon charges two more in Hariri probe

[JURIST] Lebanese prosecutors have charged two men in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri [JURIST news archive], sources reported Wednesday. The two men, brothers Ahmad and Mahmoud Abdel-Al, were both named last week by a report [text; JURIST report] by a UN commission investigating the killing as being allegedly involved in the bomb plot. Ahmad Abdel-Al is a member of the pro-Syrian Ahbash group [Wikipedia backgrounder], whose spokesman strongly denied the charges. According to the UN report, Mahmoud Abdel-Al reportedly called the cell phone of Lebanon President Emile Lahoud [official website] shortly before the bombing in Beirut. The additional charges bring to 11 the number of people charged by prosecutors in connection with Hariri's murder. Top Syrian officials and pro-Syrian officials in Lebanon have been named in the UN report as well. Aljazeera has more.

Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase...

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.