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July 22, 2010 - Naharnet - Nasrallah Afraid of Strife as Jumblat Reassures him 'I am with You'

Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has reportedly expressed fears to Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat about a big strife in the country, saying the Shiite party "was making extraordinary efforts to ward off its dangers."
As Safir daily said Thursday that Jumblat asked for an appointment with Nasrallah almost two weeks ago after he felt that anti-Hizbullah campaigns were rising.
During their meeting on Tuesday night, Jumblat reportedly told Nasrallah: "I am with you Sayyed … I am staying in my nationalist position and I practice my convictions and role."

As Safir said the two leaders discussed the repercussions of the dangers on the expected indictment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

"Honestly I am afraid of a very big strife … We in Hizbullah are making extraordinary efforts to ward off its dangers," the newspaper quoted Nasrallah as telling the PSP chief.

According to As Safir, the Hizbullah secretary-general told Jumblat that a top official informed him about fears from a violent reaction from Sunni fundamentalism in case the STL indicts Hizbullah members.

The Druze leader also told the daily that he discussed with Nasrallah the dangers of spy networks, the last skirmishes between southerners and UNIFIL, the threats of Israeli army chief Gabi Ashkenazi and the STL.

"We have agreed on the need not to politicize it (the court)," Jumblat said, adding Nasrallah was keen on knowing the truth and achieving justice in ex-Premier Rafik Hariri's assassination case.

Meanwhile, As Safir said that Jumblat told a top security official during a phone conversation to stop support for Lebanese Forces leaders Samir Geagea who is inciting Sunni-Shiite strife.

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Background - خلفية

On 13 December 2005 the Government of the Lebanese Republic requested the UN to establish a tribunal of an international character to try all those who are alleged responsible for the attack of 14 february 2005 that killed the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others. The United Nations and the Lebanese Republic consequently negotiated an agreement on the establishment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

Liens - Links - مواقع ذات صلة

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, David Schenker , March 30, 2010 . Beirut Spring: The Hariri Tribunal Goes Hunting for Hizballah

Frederic Megret, McGill University, 2008. A special tribunal for Lebanon: the UN Security Council and the emancipation of International Criminal Justice

International Center for Transitional Justice Handbook on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, April 10, 2008

United Nations
Conférence de presse de Nicolas Michel, 19 Sept 2007
Conférence de presse de Nicolas Michel, 27 Mars 2008

Département d'Etat américain
* 2009 Human Rights report
* 2008 Human Rights report
* 2007 Human Rights report
* 2006 Human Rights report
* 2005 Human Rights report

ICG - International Crisis Group
The Hariri Tribunal: Separate the Political and the Judicial, 19 July, 2007. [Fr]

HCSS - Hague Centre for strategic studies
Hariri, Homicide and the Hague

Human Rights Watch
* Hariri Tribunal can restore faith in law, 11 may 2006
* Letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, april 27, 2006

Amnesty International
* STL insufficient without wider action to combat impunity
* Liban : le Tribunal de tous les dangers, mai 2007
* Jeu de mecano

Courrier de l'ACAT - Wadih Al Asmar
Le Tribunal spécial pour le Liban : entre espoir et inquiétude

Georges Corm
La justice penale internationale pour le Liban : bienfait ou malediction?

Nadim Shedadi and Elizabeth Wilmshurt, Chatham House
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon : the UN on Trial?, July 2007

Issam Michael Saliba, Law Library of Congress
International Tribunals, National Crimes and the Hariri Assassination : a novel development in International Criminal Law, June 2007

Mona Yacoubian, Council on Foreign Relations
Linkages between Special UN Tribunal, Lebanon, and Syria, June 1, 2007