Hezbollah operative receives life sentences for Hariri assassination
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon at the Hague had already convicted Salim Jamil Ayyash for involvement in the 2005 car-bomb assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister.
Judges Janet Nosworthy (L) and David Re (2L) are seen before the start of the session of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in Leidschendam, Netherlands, on Dec. 11, 2020, where a life sentence was given to Salim Jamil Ayyash, a member of the Hezbollah militant group who was convicted of involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others 15 years ago. Ayyash, 57, was tried in absentia and his whereabouts are unknown. - PETER DEJONG/ANP/AFP via Getty Images