Lebanese Authorities Reportedly Handed Indictment as Lebanese Judges Head to The Hagueإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Concerned Lebanese authorities have reportedly been handed the indictment in the investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri ahead of its announcement, revealed opposition circles to the daily An Nahar Sunday.
The authorities do receive the indictment before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon makes the announcement to the public, said the daily.
March 14 camp sources explained that Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech on Friday is evidence that the Lebanese authorities have received the indictment seeing as his speech “did not carry a certain message, took place at the last minute, and was not held on a specific occasion.”
They added that he may have been preparing the atmosphere for the release of the indictment and that he may have been planning on making a major announcement, but inexplicably refrained from doing so at the last moment.
The sources therefore said: “What he didn’t say was more important than what he did say even though he did announce that he is not concerned with the STL.”
In a related development, Justice Ministry sources revealed to the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa newspaper Sunday that the Lebanese judges working for the STL have headed to The Hague.
They interpreted this development as a sign that the indictment will be released during the first week of July.