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Hezbollah militant found guilty over assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister – ABC News

A UN-backed tribunal convicts one member of the Hezbollah militant group and acquits three others of involvement in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

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A UN-backed tribunal has convicted one member of the Hezbollah militant group and acquitted three others of involvement in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Key points:

  • The judges said there was no evidence Hezbollah leadership or Syria were involved in the assassination
  • The accused were on trial in absentia and are never likely to face prison
  • The case was based mainly on data from the phones allegedly used by the plotters

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Sue Gilroy