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August 4, 2010 - Now Lebanon - Allouch accuses Hezbollah of treason if Hariri crime evidence is withheld

In an exclusive interview with NOW Lebanon published on Wednesday, former Future Movement MP Mustafa Allouch said that if Hezbollah has withheld evidence proving Israel’s involvement in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, then it has committed treason.

“Hezbollah should quickly present to the people and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) its alleged evidence, in case it exists,” he added.

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Tuesday that he will reveal during a press conference on August 9 irrefutable evidence proving that Israel was behind the Rafik Hariri assassination.

Allouch said that Iran is Hezbollah’s reference, adding that the party will respond to Tehran, and not the Arab states, in case it wants tension to be escalated in the region.

Nasrallah’s Tuesday statements on the border clashes “once again prove that we disagree with him on [who is granted] the war and peace decisions [in Lebanon],” the former MP added.

“Hezbollah or any other party have no right to initiate any acts [on the behalf of the Lebanese army],” Allouch said.

Nasrallah said on Tuesday that Hezbollah fighters in South Lebanon were instructed to remain calm and not interfere in the clashes between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Tuesday. However, he said that “the Resistance placed itself at the disposal of the LAF incase it needed assistance,” adding that the LAF’s task is to defend Lebanon, while Hezbollah will only intervene in case the Lebanese army needs support.

-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