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UN files Hariri assassination indictment

01-18-2011 09:23 BJT

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The prosecutor of the UN tribunal, set up to bring to justice the killers of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, has filed the first indictment in the case. Hariri was killed along with 22 other people by a huge truck bomb in February 2005, on Beirut's Mediterranean sea front.

Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Shiite militant group Hezbollah, said last year, he expected, members of his group to be indicted. It's a move, many fear could re-ignite sectarian violence, that has erupted repeatedly in the nation.

But, details of the suspects named and the charges against them haven't been released.

Hariri was a Sunni. And many Lebanese fear, that if the tribunal draws links between the assassination and Hezbollah it could provoke bloodshed between Lebanon's Shiite and Sunni communities.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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