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Accused

The Prosecution alleges that the four individuals named in the indictment were involved in the 14 February 2005 attack that killed the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others.  Altogether, the Accused are charged with nine counts related to the terrorist attack.

All four Accused are charged with conspiracy to commit a terrorist act (Count 1).

Salim Jamil Ayyash is additionally charged with:

  • Committing a Terrorist Act by means of an explosive device (Count 2)
  • Intentional Homicide of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others with premeditation by using explosive materials (Counts 3 and 4)
  • The attempted Intentional Homicide of 226 others with premeditation by using explosive materials (Count 5).

Hassan Habib Merhi, Hussein Hassan Oneissi, and Assad Hassan Sabra are additionally charged with being accomplices to:

  • Terrorist Act by means of an explosive device (Count 6)
  • The Intentional Homicide of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others with premeditation by using explosive materials (Counts 7 and 8)
  • The attempted Intentional Homicide of 226 others with premeditation by using explosive materials (Count 9)

All Accused are presumed innocent until proved guilty according to the provisions of the STL Statute.

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  • Salim Jamil Ayyash

    Salim Jamil Ayyash SALIM JAMIL AYYASH (AYYASH) was born on 10 November 1963 in Harouf, Lebanon. He is the son of Jamil Dakhil AYYASH (father) and Mahasen Issa SALAMEH (mother). He has resided inter alia at: Al-Jamous Street, Tabajah building, Hadath, in South Beirut; and at the AYYASH family compound in Harouf, Nabatiyeh in South…
  • Hassan Habib Merhi

    Hassan Habib Merhi HASSAN HABIB MERHI (MERHI) was born on 12 December 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Habib MERHI (father) and Latifa ABBAS (mother). He has resided at: Section 27, eastern Façade, 2501, Bourj-El-Barajneh, Baabda, in South Beirut. He is a citizen of Lebanon. His Lebanese civil registration is…
  • Hussein Hassan Oneissi

    Hussein Hassan Oneissi HUSSEIN HASSAN ONEISSI (ONEISSI) (also known as 'Hussein Hassan ISSA') was born on 11 February 1974 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Hassan ONEISSI (also known as 'Hassan ISSA') (father) and Fatima DARWISH (mother). He has resided in the Ahmad Abbas Building, at Al-Jamous St, near the Lycee…
  • Assad Hassan Sabra

    Assad Hassan Sabra ASSAD HASSAN SABRA (SABRA) was born on 15 October 1976 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Hassan Tahan SABRA (father) and Leila SALEH (mother). He has resided at apartment 2, 4th floor, Building 28, Rue 58, in Hadath 3, South Beirut, also described as St. Therese Street, Hadath,…

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