January 16, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The trial of four Hezbollah members accused of perpetrating a terrorist attack that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others in 2005 began Thursday before the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) .The trial is being held in absentia as the four accused men, Salim ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The pre-trial judge for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Monday transferred the case files for Ayyash et al. to the trial chamber, marking the start of the transition to the trial phase. Four Hezbollah militants were indicted in 2011 on charges including terrorism and ...[read more]
June 15, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The UN Human Rights Council on Friday passed a resolution the use of foreign fighters in the Syrian Civil War, responding to an influx of foreign militants on both sides of the conflict, including Lebanese Hezbollah militants supporting the Syrian government. The resolution did not call for a ...[read more]
February 22, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A pre-trial judge for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Thursday delayed the trial of four Hezbollah militants charged with the February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Counsel for the accused requested the delay in January citing pre-trial issues ...[read more]
August 3, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
An Iraqi court on Thursday rejected a US extradition request for Hezbollah commander Ali Mussa Daqduq. The court also ruled that Daqduq should be released immediately from his house arrest. In May an Iraqi court had cleared all charges against Daqduq. The court stated that Iraq could not extradite ...[read more]
May 7, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Ali Mussa Daqduq, a former detainee of the US with ties to Hezbollah, was cleared of all charges in an Iraqi court, his lawyer said Monday. The US handed Daqduq over to Iraqi authorities in December as part of the end of the Iraq War. US President Barack Obama considered trying Daqduq on US soil ...[read more]
February 2, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Four accused assassins of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri will be tried in absentia, a UN tribunal said Wednesday. The UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) said Wednesday that after considering the efforts taken by the prosecution and the authorities to apprehend the suspects, they ...[read more]
December 18, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
The US handed over the last detainee in Iraq, Ali Mussa Daqduq, to Iraqi authorities on Friday as part of the end of the Iraq War. Daqduq allegedly has links to Hezbollah and is accused of planning a raid in 2007 which resulted in the deaths of five US soldiers. US President Barack Obama ...[read more]
November 11, 2011
by Sarah Posner
Prosecutors at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) urged the judge Friday to wait to commence the trial in absentia of four Hezbollah members indicted for killing former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. The STL has faced great difficulty trying to arrest the members of Hezbollah in ...[read more]
September 26, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
US counter-terrorism officials have indicated that the administration of President Barack Obama is considering trying the former leader of Hezbollah in a military commission on US soil, the Associated Press reported Monday. According to anonymous officials, the Obama administration is considering ...[read more]

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