| 17.09,19. 01:06 AM |
STL Pre-Trial Judge Daniel Fransen confirmed an indictment against Mr Salim Jamil Ayyash
The STL-18-10 (connected cases) relates to the three attacks against Mr Marwan Hamade, Mr George Hawi and Mr Elias El-Murr on 1 October 2004, 21 June 2005 and 12 July 2005 respectively. The Pre-Trial Judge confirmed an indictment in this case against the Accused Mr Salim Jamil Ayyash. Mr Ayyash is charged with five counts:
Conspiracy aimed at committing a terrorist act
In the alternative to conspiracy aimed at committing a terrorist act, criminal association
Committing terrorist acts
Intentional homicide with premeditation of Messrs Ghazi Abou-Karroum, Georges Hawi and Khaled Moura)
Attempted intentional homicide with premeditation of Messrs Elias El-Murr, Marwan Hamade and 17 other persons
The confirmation of this indictment marks the opening of a new case before the STL.
The Pre-Trial Judge had determined that these three cases are connected to the 14 February 2005 attack, which killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and many others. The STL took jurisdiction on 5 August 2011.
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon can have jurisdiction over persons responsible for attacks that took place in Lebanon between 1 October 2004 and 12 December 2005 if connectivity to the 14 February 2005 attack is determined.