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

According to Article 1 of the STL Statute, the Tribunal has jurisdiction over persons responsible for attacks that took place in Lebanon between 1 October 2004 and 12 December 2005 if the Tribunal finds that these attacks are connected to the attack of 14 February 2005, which killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and many others.

The STL determined that three terrorist attacks against Lebanese politicians Marwan Hamadeh, George Hawi and Elias El-Murr are legally connected to the 14 February 2005 attack.  The Prosecutor took jurisdiction on 5 August 2011. The three cases are currently under investigation. 

Information about the attacks:

  • On 1 October 2004, a car explosion targeted the motorcade of Mr Marwan Hamadeh (a Lebanese politician and journalist) in Beirut. Mr Hamadeh and his driver were injured, and his bodyguard was killed.
  • On 21 June 2005, a bomb exploded under the passenger seat of the vehicle of Mr George Hawi (a Lebanese politician) in Beirut. Mr Hawi was killed and his driver gravely injured.
  • On 12 July 2005, an explosive device targeted the convoy of Mr Elias El-Murr (a Lebanese politician) in Antelias. One person was killed, and Mr El-Murr and eleven others injured.