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30 July 2011

INTERPOL Red Notices for Hariri assassination suspects made public at request of Special Tribunal for Lebanon

LYON, France – Following the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s (STL) lifting of confidentiality on the identities of four individuals wanted in connection with the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, the INTERPOL Red Notices, or wanted persons alerts, have now also become public.

The notices, issued at the request of the STL, were circulated to all 188 INTERPOL member countries on 13 July and include essential identifying information of the four individuals named in the indictment; Salim Jamil Ayyash, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, Hussein Hassan Oneissi and Assad Hassan Sabra.

The four are alleged to have been involved in the 14 February 2005 attack that killed the former Lebanese Prime Minister and others.

Any enquires relating to the indictment and the four named individuals should be directed to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. As per the statement issued by the Pre-Trial Judge Daniel Fransen, disclosing the information does not prejudice the rights of the accused, who are still presumed innocent.