Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Office of the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon seeks Information held by Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah

Press Release No.2010/004
Leidschendam, 11 August 2010: Away from the spotlight, the Office of the Prosecutor is pursuing its investigation according to the highest standards of international justice, in a neutral and objective way. The Office of the Prosecutor is led by the evidence and nothing else.

On 9 August 2010, during a Press Conference, the Secretary General of Hezbollah, Mr. Hassan Nasrallah, offered information to assist the investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

The Office of the Prosecutor has been given the mandate to identify and prosecute those responsible for the attack. It has sole responsibility for the investigation and acts independently. Nobody can influence its direction. As such, it must pursue all possible leads. “I invite anyone who has relevant information to submit it to my office. Indeed, I welcome any information that can bring us closer to the truth. I can assure those who bring this information that it will be thoroughly assessed”, said the Prosecutor.

In line with its mandate, the Office of the Prosecutor has requested the Lebanese authorities to provide all the information in possession of Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. This request includes the video material that was shown on television during the press conference, as well any other material that would be of assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor in unveiling the truth.

The Office of the Prosecutor also invites Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah to use his authority to facilitate its investigation.