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The cases

This section contains all public documents (such as indictments, judgements and transcripts) from all the cases at the STL.

To view all public records that have been filed use the STL court records search.

Ayyash et al. (STL-11-01)


This case relates to the assassination of Rafiq Hariri and others on 14 February 2005. The prosecutor submitted an indictment to the pre-trial judge on 17 January 2011. This indictment was confirmed on 28 June 2011.

On 16 January 2014, the trial in the Ayyash et al. case started before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. On 11 February 2014, the Trial Chamber issued an oral ruling to join the case against Hassan Habib Merhi (LINK) with the case against Salim Jamil Ayyash, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, Hussein Hassan Oneissi and Assad Hassan Sabra.

Connected cases, Hamadeh, Hawi and El-Murr (STL-11-02)

The tribunal has established jurisdiction over three attacks relating to Marwan Hamadeh, George Hawi and Elias El-Murr. The pre-trial judge has also ordered that the Lebanese authorities provide the relevant files to the prosecutor.

Contempt Cases (STL-14-05 & STL-14-06)

On 31 January 2014, the initial Contempt Judge, Judge David Baragwanath, charged Ms Karma Mohamed Tahsin Al Khayat and AL JADEED [CO.] S.A.L./NEW T.V. S.A.L. (N.T.V.) (STL-14-05) with two counts of contempt and obstruction of justice and  Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Ali Al Amin and Akhbar Beirut S.A.L. (STL-14-06) with one count of contempt and obstruction of justice under Rule 60 bis of the Tribunal's Rules.

In the Matter of El Sayed

Mr El Sayed seeks the release to him of documents relating to his previous detention in Lebanon held by the Prosecutor. The pre-trial judge ordered that the tribunal's prosecutor release more than 270 documents to Jamil El Sayed.

Latest News

  • 20/04/2015 STL Bulletin
  • 17/04/2015 Press releases

    New STL President concludes first visit to Lebanon

    Leidschendam, 17 April 2015 – The President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Ivana Hrdličková, concluded her first official visit to Lebanon today. During her mission to Beirut, the President met the Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam, the Defence Minister Samir Moqbel, the Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouq, the Justice Minister…
  • 13/04/2015 Press releases

    STL appoints spokesperson

    Leidschendam, 13 April 2015 – The Special Tribunal for Lebanon has appointed Wajed Ramadan as spokesperson. Wajed Ramadan joined the tribunal in September 2009 and established the STL's Outreach Office in Lebanon. In the following six years, she worked as an Outreach officer in the Beirut Office where she assisted in…
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