STL President Says Absence of Defendants Won't Obstruct Justice

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President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) Judge Ivana Hrdlickovca stressed on Tuesday that justice shall be served in the assassination case of ex-PM Rafik Hariri, pointing out that the defendants' absence from the proceedings will not thwart the tribunal's goal.

“The court will not allow defendants to obstruct the achievement of justice through their absence,” Hrdlickovca said in opening remarks for an ad hoc colloquium in The Hague.

She added: “The Special Tribunal is not only a court for Lebanon, but a court of many precedents. It is the first court to try crimes in the Middle East and the first to prosecute terrorist crimes in peacetimes.”

Rafik Hariri was assassinated in a massive and shocking suicide bombing in 2005 that destabilized the country.

Five Hizbullah suspects are being tried in absentia by The Hague-based STL over the attack.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 4
Thumb s.o.s 13 February 2018, 13:37

you're taking too long.

Thumb justin 13 February 2018, 15:04

The son of Martyr Hariri is an ally of the killers that assassinated his father.

Thumb s.o.s 13 February 2018, 15:30

It’s terrible... it's the ultimate backstabbing method. Who’d have thought Saad had it in him to be a Brutus.

Thumb s.o.s 13 February 2018, 17:15

Like a fly...