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August 12, 2011

Naharnet - Two Hariri Murder Suspects Linked to Murr, Hamadeh, Chidiac, Hawi Cases - August 12, 2011

The joint U.N. and international investigators commission informed former ministers Elias Murr and Marwan Hamadeh and ex-LBCI anchorwoman May Chidiac that two of the Hizbullah suspects accused of being involved in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri are also involved in their assassination attempts, revealed widely informed sources to the Central News Agency on Thursday.
The commission also informed them that these same two suspects are also involved in the assassination of former Lebanese Communist Party leader George Hawi, who was killed in a bomb attack planted in his car on June 21, 2005.
It added that the international judiciary has now taken over Murr, Hamadeh, and Chidiac’s cases, informing them that they should prepare themselves to appear in court at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, said the sources.
Furthermore, an indictment in their cases, as well as Hawi’s, will be releases soon.
It will also be accompanied by arrest warrants against a number of suspects.
Earlier on Thursday, a delegation from the joint U.N. and international investigators commission held talks with Murr, Hamadeh, and Chidiac on the investigations and their findings.
On June 28, the first phase in the indictment in the 2005 assassination of former Premier Hariri was released along with arrest warrants against four Hizbullah members.
Lebanon had 30 days to apprehend the suspects, but it failed to do so.
Hizbullah has repeatedly announced that it will not cooperate with the STL, deeming it an American and Israeli product.
The Central News Agency added that the details of the first indictment may be released to the public in a few weeks.

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