The Trial Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon canceled the opening of the trial of those suspected of being involved in the attempted attack on 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 press release, this Chamber’s order followed the filing of the Registrar on June 1, 2021, who notified the Chamber of the “serious financial situation the STL is currently facing”, due to the delay in payment by 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 for the continuation of its ongoing legal proceedings and reiterates its urgent appeal to the international community to continue to provide financial support.

STL 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

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