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Prosecutor Expands Indictment In Hariri Murder Case


A billboard shows a picture of assassinated prime minister Rafiq Hariri.

A billboard shows a picture of assassinated prime minister Rafiq Hariri.

The prosecutor of the special tribunal for Lebanon, Daniel Bellemare, who is investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, today said he has filed an expanded indictment.

A statement from the tribunal said expanding the indictment was a decision made "as a result of gathering and analysis of further evidence." The tribunal did not elaborate.

The original indictment was filed on January 17.

Hariri was killed by a bomb in February 2005. The UN set up a tribunal at The Hague in 2009 to investigate who was behind the murder.

compiled from agency reports
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