Lebanon’s ex-PM Hariri accepts tribunal’s verdict on assassination of his father

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — Lebanon’s Saad Hariri says he accepted a special tribunal’s verdict today over the 2005 murder of his father, former prime minister Rafik Hariri.

“The court has ruled, and in the name of the family of the late prime minister Rafik Hariri and on behalf of the families of the martyrs and victims, we accept the court’s ruling,” he says outside the court.

— AFP

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri leaves the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon at Leidschendam, Netherlands, on August 18, 2020. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP)

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