Mustafa Badreddine, Salim Ayyash, Hassan Aneissy, Assad Sabra among Accused in Hariri Arrest Warrantsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Media reports have stated that the indictment in the murder case of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri includes the names of four suspects: Mustafa Badreddine, who is close to Hizbullah, Salim Ayyash, Hassan Aneissy, known as Hassan Issa, and Assad Sabra.
Born in 1963 in the southern town of Harouf, Ayysah is a Civil Defense volunteer and a member of Hizbullah.
Known as Abu Salim, he may hold an American citizenship.
According to the arrest warrant, he is responsible for the cell that executed Hariri’s assassination and he himself participated in the operation.
Badreddine, also known as Sami Issa, was born 1961.
He is a cousin and the brother-in-law of slain prominent Hizbullah official Imad Mughnieh.
He is a member of the Hizbullah’s Shura council and the head of its external operations.
He was arrested and imprisoned in Kuwait in 1983.
In 1990, he managed to escape prison and flee to Iran where the Revolutionary Guard returned him to Beirut.
According to the arrest warrant in the Hariri murder case, he is accused of planning and overseeing the execution of the assassination.
The name of Abdul Majid Ghamloush is not among the names if the suspects as had been previously reported.
A delegation from the Special Tribunal for Lebanon had visited General Prosecutor Saeed Mirza at the Justice Palace on Thursday in order to hand him the indictment.