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“The indictment marks the beginning of the judicial phase,” according to a statement from Bellemare’s office. “The prosecutor and his team will continue to vigorously pursue his mandate with respect to both continued investigative activity and the prosecution of this case.”
As the tribunal prepared its indictment, tensions in Lebanon escalated on concern it may implicate Hezbollah. The divide deepened this month after members of the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement and its allies...
This is all politics in the end, and doesn't bode well for anyone.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said in a report on Nov. 21 that Hezbollah and Wissam Hassan, the head of Lebanon’s police intelligence, were behind Hariri’s assassination. CBC said its report was based on interviews and documents obtained from UN investigators. Hassan, a close ally of Saad Hariri, was in charge of his father’s security at the time of the killing.
Hassan “has our full confidence,” Hariri said on Nov. 23.