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An indictment is a legal document that formally charges one or more individuals with a crime (or, in some cases, a number of crimes).

The original indictment in Ayyash et al. was filed on 17 January 2011.  It was amended on 11 March 2011, 6 May 2011, and 10 June 2011 to add new information and Accused, and confirmed by the Pre-Trial Judge on 28 June 2011.  Arrest warrants were issued for Messrs Salim Jamil Ayyash, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, Hussein Hassan Onessi and Assad Hassan Sabra  the same day.

The indictment against Mr Hassan Habib Merhi was filed on 5 June 2013.  On 7 March 2014, the Prosecution filed a consolidated indictment against Mr Merhi and the  other four Accused.

On 12 July 2016, pursuant to orders of the Trial and Appeals Chambers, the Prosecutor filed an amended indictment withdrawing charges against Mr Mustafa Amine Badreddine upon credible reports of his death.  Mr Badreddine’s name remains in the indictment as a co-conspirator.