UN investigation of Lebanese PM assassination moves to Syria

[JURIST] The UN investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri [Wikipedia profile] moved to Syria Monday, after Lebanon charged four pro-Syrian generals with planning Hariri's death [JURIST report] earlier this month. Chief UN investigator Detlev Mehlis held talks in Syria Monday to discuss procedural issues in interviewing eight Syrian officials [AP report] who were serving in Lebanon earlier this year when the Beirut explosion that killed Hariri and 20 others occurred. Political sources in Lebanon have said that Mehlis' evidence against the four men includes telephone records and statements from witnesses, and that further arrests regarding the financing and execution of the assassination are forthcoming. Mehlis is expected to reveal the evidence he has obtained to the UN Security Council [official website] in October. Reuters has more.

 

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