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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.

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Ayyash et al. (STL-11-01)

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This case relates to the assassination of Rafik 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 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

  • 07/04/2017 Press releases

    STL Judges amend the Rules of Procedure and Evidence

    Leidschendam, 05 April 2017 – The Judges of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) met in a Plenary meeting to discuss various matters, including proposed amendments to the Rules of Procedure and Evidence (RPE). The Judges adopted an amendment to Rule 57 (A) related to the functions of the Head…
  • 05/04/2017 STL Bulletin
  • 13/03/2017 Press releases

    STL President submits eighth Annual Report

    Leidschendam, 13 March 2017 - The President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), Judge Ivana Hrdličková, submitted the Tribunal's eighth Annual Report to the UN Secretary-General and the Government of Lebanon. The report is now available on the STL’s website. “Over the reporting period, the STL remained primarily focused…
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