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UN extends Lebanon investigation into Hariri assassination for another year

The UN approved the extension of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon for about a year, to finalize its work.
Judges David Re (2nd L) and Janet Nosworthy (L) are seen before the start of the session of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, where the sentence was set for 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 in 2005, Leidschendam, the Netherlands, Dec. 11, 2020.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres approved on Thursday the extension of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon until Dec. 31.

The tribunal was officially launched in May 2007 under UN auspices in order to investigate the 2005 assassination of Lebanon’s then-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.  

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