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August 22, 2010

August 22, 2010 - Now Lebanon - Raad stresses punishing STL’s false witnesses

Loyalty to the Resistance bloc MP Mohammad Raad stressed the need to pursue and punish the witnesses who gave false testimonies to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), which is probing the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the National News Agency (NNA) reported on Sunday.

“The first step to uncovering the truth [behind the Rafik Hariri murder] is to punish the false witnesses,” Raad said.

The cabinet delegated Justice Minister Ibrahim Najjar during its Wednesday meeting to follow up on the issue of witnesses who gave false testimonies to the STL.

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah earlier this month said he doubted the STL’s credibility and called for forming a Lebanese commission to investigate alleged false witnesses in the tribunal’s investigation.

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