| 15 April 2024, Monday |

Verdict: Hezbollah assassinated Prime Minister Rafic Hariri

With the maximum penalty stipulated in the statute of the International Tribunal, the Appeals Chamber unanimously sentenced the defendants in the assassination of the martyr Prime Minister Rafic Hariri and his companions, Habib Merhi and Hussein Oneissi, to life imprisonment five times, to join the third defendant, Salim Ayyash, who was previously convicted by the International Tribunal for the same crimes.

These criminals whom Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah once called saints and refused to hand them over and even recognize the decisions of the International Tribunal, how will the Lebanese state deal with this matter?

With the absence of funding, this may be the last chapter in this special court, which closed its doors with the end of this trial. How does the living martyr, MP Marwan Hamadeh, see this issue?

If it can be said that the points were put on letters. And whoever assassinated the prime minister of Lebanon is Hezbollah, without any doubt or blemish. As for the most important question, who will deter this militia from continuing the systematic killing process? Will the state security agencies dare to bring these criminals to account?


  • Sawt Beirut International