Report: Fifth suspect in Lebanon's Rafik Hariri assassination identified
A Lebanese newspaper has reported that a fifth suspect in the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri has been apprehended. (AFP/File)
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A new suspect linked to the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has been identified, reported the daily An Nahar on Tuesday.
It said that the identity of the suspect was determined based on the initial findings of former United Nations investigator in the case Detlev Mehlis.
Mehlis' 2005 report on the murder said that a number of high-ranking Lebanese and Syrian officials were involved in the crime.
He however did not name any of the officials.
An indictment by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon investigating the crime accused four Hezbollah members of being involved in the attack.
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has slammed the tribunal, saying that it an American-Israeli product bent on destroying the party.
He vowed that the party will not cooperate with the STL and that the suspects will never be found.