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05 December 2023

Lebanese worried that tribunal on former PM assassination stalling

The head of the international tribunal on the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister has sought to reassure Lebanese this week that the investigation is on track, but there are growing concerns here that work is languishing in the case.

The Netherlands-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon was formed one year ago after years of investigations. But progress in starting trials has been slow and it is still unknown who might be charged in the case.

The court’s president, Antonio Cassese, began his first visit to Lebanon on Monday and for the past week has been briefing top officials on the case.

Cassese said in an interview with the As-Safir newspaper published Friday, “The tribunal is alive and very healthy”.


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