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August 15, 2010 - Now Lebanon - Wahhab: Bellemare is a liar and ministers should resign if STL funding continues

Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) Prosecutor General Daniel Bellemare is a “liar and a crook” and opposition ministers should resign if the STL’s funding is not withdrawn, Tawhid Movement leader Wiam Wahhab told NTV on Sunday.

Bellemare is “tricking people” by requesting any information Hezbollah has related to former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s 2005 assassination, Wahhab said.

Minister of State for Administrative Reform Mohammad Fneish said Friday that Hezbollah will submit to the Lebanese authorities information requested by the STL, after Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah showed video footage in a Monday press conference which Nasrallah said implicates Israel in Hariri’s assassination.

“Opposition ministers” should propose withdrawing the STL’s cabinet funding, Wahhab said, and should resign if the funding is not withdrawn. He added that “the prepared indictment is a coup to which we will respond with a coup,” and that cabinet change is not a coup.

Nasrallah said in July that the STL will indict some of his party members and warned that the tribunal is an “Israeli project” aiming to incite domestic strife.

Wahhab also said that Prime Minister Saad Hariri has become a “prisoner of certain slogans” and should resign to spend a year outside the country.

-NOW Lebanon

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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