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Entries from October 2005

LIVE: Syria UN resolution: arrest suspects

October 26th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

A draft UN resolution being pushed by the US and France calls on Syria to arrest anyone named by Mehlis as a suspect in the murder of Hariri. It comes on the day that it was revealed that Syria has jailed one of the people named in the Mehlis report. Anyone implicated would face a [...]

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Syria arrests man named in Mehlis report

October 25th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Syria has been holding a key suspect in the Hariri case for the past two months, it emerged today. Ziad Ramadan is the best friend of an Islamist implicated in the murder by the Mehlis investigation. Both Ramadan and Ahmed Abu Adass were named in the Mehlis report – Adass made a videotaped confession on [...]

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Mehlis under fire

October 25th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Mehlis investigation team says it received ‘numerous threats’ in Lebanon.

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Syria accepts international trial

October 25th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Syria’s eloquent ambassador to the US, Imad Moustafa has said that any Syrian implicated in the Hariri murder is guilty of “high treason, and will be tried by Syrian court or an international court.” That comes after speculation that the language used in Syria’s statement to the UN was a rejection of an international trial.

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LIVE: Syria at the UN

October 25th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

“Syria is ready to put to trial any Syrian implicated conclusively in connection with this crime.” Syria’s Ambassador to the UN, speaking to the Security Council – LIVE NOW.

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Massive demonstration in Damascus

October 24th, 2005 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

Damascus has seen one of its biggest demonstrations for years. Thousands protested, with many gathering at Sa’hat Al-Umawayeen. They chanted Syria is innocent, and Syria is not a murderer. Some of the slogans were directed at the Arab silence, telling Syria’s Arab brothers, watch out, they’ll be after you next. Many of the demonstrators were [...]

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Jund Ash-Sham strikes in Lebanon

October 23rd, 2005 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

The terror group that has been plaguing Syria for months has made its first hit in Lebanon. Jund Ash-Sham fought with a Nasserist group outside a Palestinian refugee camp, Ayn Al-Helwa. 4 people are injured, one is in a critical condition. None of the fighters are thought to be Palestinian. The fight once again highlights [...]

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UN extends Mehlis investigation

October 23rd, 2005 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has extended Detlev Mehlis’s mandate in Lebanon. It comes after Mehlis stated that the investigation was far from complete. Annan rejected US calls earlier in the week for an extension of the probe, saying he did not want to see it politicised. Sa’ad Al-Hariri has welcomed the extension.

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Sa’ad Al-Hariri calls for International trial

October 23rd, 2005 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

The son of murdered ex-Prime Minister Rafiq Al-Hariri has called for his killers to face an international trial. He made the announcement on television, even though UN investigator Detlev Mehlis failed to name anyone as a suspect in the murder. Sa’ad said “we are not seeking revenge, we are seeking justice.” Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister [...]

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Washington Post reveals uncensored Mehlis report

October 21st, 2005 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

The Washington Post has unintentionally posted the uncensored version of the Mehlis report. It has now replaced it with the official version. The changes were made just hours before publication to protect the identity of the people mentioned. But As’ad Abu Khalil discovered another difference between the two versions. In the original, Mehlis condemns the [...]

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