Mustafa Badreddine, Salim Ayyash, Hassan Aneissy, Assad Sabra among Accused in Hariri Arrest Warrants

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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.

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Missing 7osrom 30 June 2011, 13:14

Akh ya Le Phenicien Akh

Missing toivas 30 June 2011, 14:20

This is only the beginning!

Thumb shab 30 June 2011, 14:52

Do we need to see this pic with body parts?

Default-user-icon Le Phenicien (Guest) 30 June 2011, 15:17

We have 4 new Heroes if this is true . in the mean time , let us all sing together ; Parole Parole Parole ....

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 30 June 2011, 15:28

hassan caught in the trap , and the regime in syria ,saved for the mom,what is the price??now , is it the master of moughanini?THE RELATIONS BETWEEN IRAN AND SYRIA?nice to wait and see.

Default-user-icon Abou Rami (Guest) 30 June 2011, 15:31

Le Phenicien, you're just like these guys in Belgrade who said 10 years ago that Karadzic, Mladic and Milosevic were heroes of the serbian nation. The Serbian Nation is now at peace, close to enter EU and the heroes are dead or jailed. Let's rejoice for what happened today and hope that all criminals on lebanese soil will also be prosecuted, whatever their political affiliation.

Default-user-icon Sasi (Guest) 30 June 2011, 16:02

You cannot escape international justice. How fake you claim is STL it is still an international court, hide in dahye until eternity! haha @ holding US citizenship. they all go to US where they make their money and benefits and come to Lebanon to be terrorists!

Default-user-icon Umberto (Guest) 30 June 2011, 16:14

It doesn't matter what pictures they show. Nobody, I repeat: NOBODY has any sympathy for Mafioso Rafic, and most Lebanese never really cared or even liked him. He was the embodiment of filth. A million thanks to the killers for ridding us of the filthy low-life mafioso.

Thumb thepatriot 30 June 2011, 16:18

I agree. They are giving away the foot soldiers as an "entree"...

Default-user-icon mazen (Guest) 30 June 2011, 16:19

If those named are innocent, as they claim, then they should go to the Hague and defend themselves.. if they are guilty, it is about time justice is served in our country. Next in line Gea Gea. And the revoking of the amnesty granted to all those who commited crimes against humanity between 1975-1990. Oly then will we know peace.

Default-user-icon aloush (Guest) 30 June 2011, 16:22

fellow shiite bro finicien again u embarrass the imam who sent u, he's not happy when u write something non of our christian brothers and byzantine imports would say. theirs is a peaceful religion and as funny as it seems to u unlike us they don't condone murders even for unsavory people and twenty other Innocent citizens unlike sayyed hassin they don't get a woody as the sight of body parts and bloody children. anyway see u at the husseniya i will show u a new way to get the most blood out of a forehead with less work using only a paperclip, ta-ta (this is good bye in english, i'm not celebrating a sayyed hassin speech by firing in the air towards the christian areas).

Thumb thepatriot 30 June 2011, 16:28

What you say is disgussting!
What about Pierre Gemayel, Samir Kassir, Gebran Tueini, May Chidiac, Marwan Hamadeh, etc...

Default-user-icon Rudy Gambini (Guest) 30 June 2011, 16:43

The STL's magic number is 4. Remember the 4 innocent generals who spent 4 years in prison? 4 what? 4 get it!

Default-user-icon Umberto (Guest) 30 June 2011, 16:53

I do not know who killed whom, but one thing I know for sure is that Pierre Gemayel was killed by the criminal Geagea and his thugs.

Default-user-icon Adonis (Guest) 30 June 2011, 16:57

First of all, i condemn le phenicien for calling anyone who killed hariri a hero. Hariri was murdered because he refused to deal with resistance weapons. In the sectarian language, that is the only language that many here understand, he was more shia ally than sunni ally. In a normal language, he was lebanese patriot. And of course we know that this STL and this indictment is a CIA / MOSSAD work, and whoever believes it is an idiot.

Default-user-icon John Lennon (Guest) 30 June 2011, 16:59

Le fini what innocent generals no one said they were innocent, they were released because the STL's law could not keep them in jail but they still can be prosecuted. Under the Lebanese law Jamil el Sayyed rammed through Parliament they'd still be in jail.

Default-user-icon melkadri (Guest) 30 June 2011, 17:09

Le Phenicien...let's hope that the next bombing that happens you will be part of the collateral damage...and a "hero"...

Default-user-icon Le Phenicien (Guest) 30 June 2011, 17:10

@ The Patriot ,

What you say is disgusting ..

Sheikh Pierre is a big loss to all of us Lebanese , we all know who killed him !! ask Geagea or his friends the Palestinians of Naher el Bared and brothers of his allies of the Future ..

The 3 others , one of them is Palestinian and had a personal problem with Walid Jumblat regarding his very close relation with his " wife " !!

And the 2 others are alive NO ..!!??

What about the 4 innocent generals that are considered to be the real alive martyrs !! after spending 4 years of their lives in YOUR dirty political jails ..!?

Default-user-icon lolotv (Guest) 30 June 2011, 17:24

The surviving bodyguard of Pierre recognized one of the killers as a Shiite from Rwesate Jdeideh, not many LFers live there lol.

Default-user-icon fpm 4 eva (Guest) 30 June 2011, 17:34

Le Fini I wonder if Habib Chartouni is going to be running on Aoun's ticket in the next election what do you think.

Default-user-icon majd (Guest) 30 June 2011, 17:44

From 2002 demo and we can clearly recognize le Finicien beating up the demonstrators. He is one the "innocent" general's thugs.

Default-user-icon Fred (Guest) 30 June 2011, 17:59

In the past, some hezollah commanders and members turned out to be Israeli spies. Why is it a big surprise today that some other members turn out to also be traitors and assassins of Lebanese officials?
Hezobollah should deal with these new traitors the same way it dealt with its members turned pro-israeli spies. Hand the suspects to the state.

Default-user-icon Le Phenicien (Guest) 30 June 2011, 18:07

@ FPM for eva ,

Dont exagerate , Habib Chartouni is not our cup of tea !! I remind you that Sheikh Bachir and GMA were too close and fought the same ennemy in that time and period !!

Stop your disinformation and prostitution of history please .

Default-user-icon Marv (Guest) 30 June 2011, 18:44

Le Phenecian,

Get a life man....or a girlfriend...

Is this what you do? blog on Naharnet 24/7 and preach hatred? pathetic....

Default-user-icon fpm 4 eva (Guest) 30 June 2011, 18:59

Le Fini I agree GMA will probably have to give up a Maronite seat to Habib Chartouni like he had to give up the Orthodox seat to Hardan. Talk about prostitute Aoun has gone against everything he once claimed to represent he sounds like Wiam Wahhab fifteen years ago. BTW didn't Geagea and Bashir fight the same enemy and Geagea and Aoun also fight the same enemy for longer periods yes I believe they did during Aoun's "liberation war" and during the Syrian occupation when their supporters used to be taken to jail by the magnificent Jamil Sayed together.

Default-user-icon lesch (Guest) 30 June 2011, 19:11

and please, stop answering to the idiot Phenicien. He has enough to deal with his mental problems.
What a land of mentally handicapped people.

Default-user-icon The Truth (Guest) 30 June 2011, 19:23

The people who said the court was political and full of deceit are now praising the killers, @ Umberto: no one liked Hariri? I guess the million plus people that protested on March 14 and forced the fall of the Karami government and the withdrawal of Syrian forces were imaginary. The only good thing that came of this crime was the Cedar Revolution, too bad some have betrayed it since for political gain. Justice is coming for the killers and the dictators.

Thumb 30 June 2011, 20:43

Here's what's next:

Hizbollah will say that the people indicted are the same ones that the Hizb uncovered as being CIA agents. He will then put the blame on the CIA and the West.

Typical Arab dictator propaganda. This stopped working in most of the Arab World, but I bet it still works in Lebanon and Syria.

Default-user-icon Francisco (Guest) 30 June 2011, 21:19

4 is the magic number for the STL and the idiots, aka as March 14. They can go and yel3abo bel 4. No more Hariri. No more Hariristan. No place in Lebanon for traitors, collaborators and corruptors. Lebanon's Spring is finally a reality.

Thumb ado.australia 30 June 2011, 21:44

All this is media reports and rumors... So everyone should relax. This is an indictment, not a found guilty by court. Wait and see the indictment, proof and evidence. Then, people can judge!

Missing peace 30 June 2011, 22:13

people are innocent until proven guilty. these 4 people are just suspects, and are indicted because enough proof accuse them. But until the court hasn t given their final verdict, they are innocent.
and if they are innocent, they will have no problem to go to the tribunal.

towel head will now give the evidence he has against israel as he told many times and the hezb will be cleared no?

so why all this fuss? why are m8 so nervous? only culprits are nervous no?

Default-user-icon Lancelot DuLac (Guest) 30 June 2011, 22:34

4 is the magic number and the IQ of Le Fini on a good day. One day his shoes made fun of him and he didn't get it until 4 days later.

Default-user-icon Relaxtakeiteasy (Guest) 30 June 2011, 23:30

Take a step back from the news and do something that is actually fun and distracting. No use speculating and wasting your energy. Good day to all.

Default-user-icon Pierre (Guest) 30 June 2011, 23:43

Finally, some just against the criminal machine known as hizbollah as a lebanese, it is sad to say but im closer, have more in trust with an israeli than a murderous hizbollah, we need to round up these terrorists from hizb shitan anhang them in public. May god bless ur soul rafic, jubran, pierre and all those who suffered at the hands of the criminal hizbollah machine

Thumb anonymouslb 01 July 2011, 01:31

The idea is American
The plan is Israeli
The execution is syro/ hezbollahi

The idiots are Lebanese

Default-user-icon conspiracy anyone? (Guest) 01 July 2011, 03:03

anonymouslb, you could be right but I still say the Houyhnhnms and the Romulan had a hand in it too.

Default-user-icon Selene (Guest) 01 July 2011, 03:49

Phenicien (again, as I have said before, your name cannot be farther than the truth), why are you online trolling Naharnet? Shouldn't you be in Syria shooting protestors with your political bretheren?

Default-user-icon michael (Guest) 01 July 2011, 06:45

all i say is the people who hate hariri are just jealous of his families wealth, they made it legitimately and not through militias and drug cultivation, atleast hariri had the balls to say enough, all u tossers hate him because his sunni, a by the way if u wanna have a country thats corrupt than stop facilitating it... simple...

Default-user-icon Pierre (Guest) 01 July 2011, 06:48

We have suffered long enough at the hands of this murderous machine - hizbollah. Give me a break, even the name is insulting as if god needs an evil, murderous party. A more appropriate name is hizb sellah or hizb elkhadr. Four all of us that suffered by ur reckless policies and actions, I say may history and god never forgive hiz elshetan. This though just poped into my hand for first time ever and I might as well share it, looking back I really wish israel had nuked you all, we need to rid our history from this terrorist organization

Default-user-icon John (Guest) 01 July 2011, 09:10

"media reports" ...It is interesting how everything is known way ahead of time by Israel and America and supplied to the "media". Does that mean Israel and America is behind the killing of Hariri? Maybe Yes, maybe no. I do not care. What happens next?

Well, soon after the Goldstone Report is completed and an invasion of Israel is made by the UN forces to arrest the terrorist Israeli leaders, there will be a UN force invading Lebanon looking for the 4 alleged defendants. The US will freeze the millions of dollars Hassan Nasrala has in Citibank. His son will not be allowed to come to America (and Canada) and see Justin Bieber in concert. In addition the Cannes film festival in France will ban any HA leader from entering. Good morning.

Default-user-icon Nabil (Guest) 01 July 2011, 09:44

Pierre or more like Moshe...I think the terrorist state of Israel is due for another holocaust by god.

Default-user-icon Mike (Guest) 01 July 2011, 10:46

Nabil, do not wish death on people. Are you crazy? Even if you hate someone or some group that much what gives you the right to wish death? You sound like your puppeteer Ahmadineejad, and no one wants to be him these days, trust me.

Thumb sasi 01 July 2011, 11:05

This is the thing, people are easily wishing death to others in the Middle east, human values do not exist.

Have you read about the holocaust? do you know how many innocents died?
I do not like Israeli politics as much as anyone here, but i do not wish death to anyone! Respect human life or you wont respect yourself!

Default-user-icon McKinley Era (Guest) 01 July 2011, 14:45

When there is no evidence, conspiracy theory appears. Moreover, the same piece of evidence can be used by different people to support very different accounts of events.

Is this the thank you party, BON VOYAGE for what have been accomplished?
“Jacques Chirac lines up for court appearance over corruption claims. Former French president to face questions over role in bogus jobs scandal while mayor of Paris in 1990s. A prison term is unlikely, but in theory Chirac risks 10 years in jail and a fine of €150,000” (March 2011)
Hariri father was the conflict resolution tool used by European orchestra to re-establish its mission in the region. He brought democratic principles, 2 party systems (opposition); he creates the myth of Future.
But unfortunate, those who brought him in power failed to stop him, and they had to leave the politics arena because of the same democratic values.

Thumb ado.australia 01 July 2011, 14:58

Its funny how mike and sasi condem nabil but remain silent on "Pierre" who wish Israel use nuclear weapons and kill millions of Lebanese. I definitely not condoning what nabil said but thought it interesting nonetheless.

Default-user-icon Pierre (Guest) 01 July 2011, 15:35

hizbollah will be remembered as garbage in our history. nuke them I say, they are not part of our human race. These assholes have depreciated the value of my beloved country. They hang pictures of their bearded iranian bitches all over the county. They can take their islamic agenda and shove it. the kharriah, hassan nesrallah said it in early eighties when he said that hizbollah want to islamify lebanon.

Default-user-icon Nabil (Guest) 01 July 2011, 17:29

Mike I am responding to the idiot Moshe Pierre who wants to Nuke Lebanon. Why did you not respond to him "MIKE"???

Default-user-icon John (Guest) 01 July 2011, 23:06

Nabil, you see Pierre said to only NUKE HA, not Lebanon. Mike, Sasi, and Pierre must believe that Israel has Nukes that not only kill Shiites only...but HA members. The fact that Mike, Sasi criticized you and not "pierre" shows how many Zionists read and score comments on the English Naharnet website (it is not many). You have to remember that Mubarek had a lot more support in Israel then he ever had in Egypt.

Thumb sasi 02 July 2011, 01:34

I did not yet see the comment until now, I condemn any violence from any side. Am more lebanese then any of you gentelman's and beleive me i would love to return to my country if the people of lebanon would ever love lebanon.

but as long as you have the damn sects and religions above all then no hope exist, as long as one want israel to nuke his own citizens, then there is no hope. and as long as the others threaten with fingers and use their weapons against lebanese, there is no hope!

Wlik araftoune, ma 3endkoun chaghle we 3amle gheir ana bheb el 14 we ana bheb el sayid! Reality is, the crisis is again how do u see Lebanon? what do u want ur lebanon to be ? a democracy or a dictatorship, a terrorist land or a land of peace?

Above all, i repeat justice for Rafik Hariri will be served, the guy did well for the country. Lebanese are all corrupted including me so do never blame him for stealing becoz you all live on the wasta crap system! So enough hate on each other daily!

Default-user-icon Pierre (Guest) 02 July 2011, 07:55

I did not say anything against shiites. My comments were directed at a terrorist group known as hizbollah. Im not advocating nuking the innocence. Im all in favor of rounding up all hizbollah members, put them in isolated village and nuke the hell out of them.