Former prime minister and current prime minister designate Saad Hariri in a statement called on the outgoing government to pay the Lebanese contribution to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
As a reminder, the Lebanese contribution represents 49% of the budget of this judicial institution which announced the imminent suspension of its work for lack of funds.
The Trial Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced on June 3 the cancellation of the opening of the trial of people suspected of being involved in the attempted attack targeting former ministers Marwan Hamadé and Elias Murr as well as in the assassination of the former secretary general of the PCL, Georges Hawi. This decision would be justified by a lack of funds available a, when
According to the statement, this Chamber order followed the filing of the Registrar on June 1, 2021, who notified the Chamber of the “serious financial situation that the STL is currently facing”, due to the late payment of the Lebanese authorities, also calling for the payment of contribution by the end of the month.
THE STL CONTINUES ITS INTENSIVE EFFORTS TO RAISE THE NECESSARY FUNDS TO CONTINUE ITS CURRENT LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AND REITERATES ITS URGENT APPEAL TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO CONTINUE FINANCIAL SUPPORTSTL press release
As a reminder, among the accused is Salim Jamil Ayyash, member of Hezbollah. The latter was found guilty of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on February 14, 2005, while other members of the Shiite movement also suspected had been acquitted during a previous session of the court devoted to the case. Rafic Hariri