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March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010 - Now Lebanon - UN panel asks to quiz Hezbollah on Hariri murder

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) team investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri requested to question six Hezbollah members about the crime, a security source who spoke on condition of anonymity told Reuters on Thursday.

Last May, German magazine Der Spiegel said that according to information it had obtained, investigators believed Hezbollah was behind Hariri's killing, allegations the Syrian—and Iranian-backed— Shia group roundly rejected.

Hezbollah declined to comment on the interrogation request, as did judicial officials in Beirut. Radhia Achouri, spokesperson for the STL’s prosecutor, also declined to comment.

"As long as we are still at the investigation stage, we will not be disclosing this sort of information, so no comment," she told Reuters in Amsterdam.

-Reuters/NOW Lebanon

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