Two Hezbollah members sentenced to life for Hariri murder: UN court

A UN-backed court sentences two Hezbollah members in absentia to life imprisonment after they were convicted on appeal for the 2005 assassination of Lebanon’s ex-premier Rafik Hariri.

“The appeals chamber unanimously decides to sentence Mr. (Habib) Merhi and Mr. (Hussein) Oneissi to life imprisonment, the heaviest sentence under the statute and the rules,” presiding judge Ivana Hrdlickova says at the Dutch-based court.

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