STL Prosecution Links Phones to Accused, Asks why Witnesses Excluded from Evidence

W460

The Prosecution at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Wednesday explained why three cellphones allegedly belong to the Accused Assad Sabra, a supposed member of Hizbullah who is accused along with three other suspects of involvement in the assassination of ex-PM Rafik Hariri.

Verifying that certain mobile phones and lines belong to each of the Accused is essential seeing as the Prosecution's argument is mainly based on telecom data evidence.

During the session, the Prosecution presented exhibits to explain why three cellphones belong to Sabra, noting that they were in use in the vicinity of his residence and involved communication between the Accused's wife and family members.

Separately, the Prosecution tackled the issue of witness testimonies and asked why they have not been listed as exhibits.

In the afternoon, the Prosecution started explaining exhibits that allegedly link a number of phones to the Accused Salim Ayyash.

The STL is trying four members of Hizbullah for their suspected involvement in Hariri's murder. The court had kicked off sessions dedicated to the closing arguments of the parties on Tuesday.

The sessions will conclude on September 21 after which the Judges will withdraw to deliberate and eventually issue a judgment in due course.

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri attended the first day of the closing statements.

On Tuesday, the Prosecution announced that the Syrian regime was at the heart of the conspiracy that killed Rafik Hariri.

Hizbullah has refused to turn over the four defendants to the tribunal and says it does not recognize the tribunal's authority. The men are being tried in absentia.

Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned the tribunal and its backers not to "play with fire" in an August 27 address.

A verdict is not expected until the new year.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 26
Thumb patriotic 12 September 2018, 13:50

keep wasting the Lebanese people money for nothing..... a couple of phone calls is their "assets" as accusation.

Thumb _citizen_ 12 September 2018, 14:12

'patriotic' to Bani Majus

Thumb janoubi 12 September 2018, 14:15

Nobody asked an iranian to speak on behalf of the Lebanese.

Thumb s.o.s 12 September 2018, 15:49

Somehow, southern/potatotriotric.portugal/blablabla is right. We should have paid the court with worthless Syrian or Iranian money. They are the ones who ordered the Assassinations. Basically we are paying twice, once by losing our favorite PM, and again to have the culprits found guilty. The money should come from Shia pockets.

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 12 September 2018, 15:58

But blatriotic the Lebanese people are OK with that. The only ones that keep wasting their time and ours complaining and are worried, are ones who don't pay any taxes or duty but thrive in the black market robbing the honest working Lebanese small business owner. Which reminds me, has 7assin reimbursed the Lebanese people for his "لو كنت أعلم" screw up? The only thing he's done was to distribute the tax free cash he got from Iran for starting the war, on his entourage and friends. The country as a whole and his bee2a's regions in particular, were rebuilt from contribution by nation the ingrates call enemies.

Thumb thepatriot 12 September 2018, 17:18

@patriotic

You are a simple minded triple idiot, and you are completely ignorant.
It is far from "a couple of phone calls" that the STL has.
But tens of thousands of pages of documents, of traces, of phone calls, of witnesses, of communications, of video surveillance, etc. Yes, the accusation itself is mainly based on cellular data... and not on gossips! Moron!

Thumb justin 12 September 2018, 17:37

it's too complicated for an 'AUB' graduate to understand it. But yeah, hopefully you did not make a phone call on February 14th, 2005.

Thumb jaafar.ibn.iblees 12 September 2018, 17:46

Mystic

Did those two dead iranian shia terrorist in your avatar make a phone call on February 14th, 2005?

Thumb roflmfao 12 September 2018, 18:25

Yeah Mystic it's all about phone calls.. also did you know that you can take selfies with your rotary dial phone.. you just hold the handset up to your ear, rotate the dial a few times and smile. For nicer pictures keep holding on to the last digit with your finger a bit longer before you release.. oh and one caveat, the pictures will be in black and white.

Thumb barrymore 12 September 2018, 18:33

lmao!!!!!

Thumb Spotter 12 September 2018, 18:45

One Mystical Huthi Troll Spotted
Logged Tagged and Processed

Thumb s.o.s 12 September 2018, 19:09

Some remember what they were doing when 9/11 happened, I know what I was doing and where I was when I heard the explosion which turned out to be domestic terrorism with international ramifications with Syria and Iran. Hizbzbele will pay dearly.

Thumb Ivanka 12 September 2018, 20:16

My daddy has a record of all your phone calls, terrorist.

Thumb thepatriot 13 September 2018, 09:22

And here comes the other triple idiot who is also blind, and in denial...

Thumb doodle-dude 12 September 2018, 14:21

lol @Scumtiotic

Thumb eagledawn 12 September 2018, 14:43

Southern.....:

Aren't you ashamed of yourself wasting people's time, zero contribution, naive.
Poor!

‘Pity Of You’
You will be 'Catched'!

keep tuned on China!
the dragon is approaching!

Thumb justin 12 September 2018, 17:35

show us where he said it ya troll !
I have been on this forum for 4 years and have never read a statement like that by him or anyone else.

But Lavrov is your best friend and he said not only assad but damascus would have gone in two weeks had it not been for the russian intervention.

Thumb janoubi 12 September 2018, 17:50

and how are your 'lies' related to the topic of "STL Prosecution Links Phones to Accused, Asks why Witnesses Excluded from Evidence"???!!!

Thumb s.o.s 12 September 2018, 19:10

Mystic is manufacturing lies know, typical average Shia... there may be buyers for this kind of BS is Dahye, but nobody else is buying it!

Thumb ice-man 13 September 2018, 04:08

MF ( My Friend ) Mystic:

I have been full of anxiety regarding my upcoming trip to Lebanon but looking forward to spending blessed Ashoura with you in Nabatieh. In anticipation, I have already shaved my head and waxed my chest and private parts. I feel I am finally ready for the rituals, for some chain pain and some deep scars. I believe you and I will bond and truly become the 13th and 11th Twelvers.

All I ask of you is to find some wailing music suitable for the occasion as I could not find any on iTunes or Spotify music stores.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 13 September 2018, 09:20

lolol

Thumb galaxy 13 September 2018, 11:18

roflmao @iceman!

Thumb patriotic 13 September 2018, 13:15

hey Ici! then U must be one of those!

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/travel/article/2084598/eight-unusual-easter-traditions-around-world

Missing ysurais 12 September 2018, 15:27

" The STL is trying four members of Hizbullah" what good?
what about all z others, their superiors? the 4 were only given orders!

Thumb joebustani 12 September 2018, 18:17

bless anyone person, entity, organization, brigade or country that inflicts extreme pain and unbearable suffering, death, torture, and destruction upon the iranian sectarian terrorist militia and its members, sponsors, supporters or followers wherever they may be.

Thumb whyaskwhy 12 September 2018, 21:27

Although Iran and Syria have been recognized the world over as hubs for terrorism and hate the typical Kizballah sheep still thinks that over 190 countries are wrong. So to show you the extent of their blindness they go out and try to cover up every story about them. This includes the false news they are encouraged to propagate and although they should know that the majority of the people will not beleive them they pray on the weak and feeble minded few who will accept their lies and deceit. A point in case is we have maybe 2 or 3 members who periodically sign in early to spread their false response (see above). the fallacy here has been that none of them have been able to have convinced a single Lebanese here that Iran and Syria want peace or want to drive Israel out. These misguided children will continue to do so to no avail but to convince themselves further about their delusions....