ON FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF RAFIQ HARIRI’S ASSASSINATION, SECRETARY-GENERAL REAFFIRMS UN COMMITMENT TO BRING THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR ‘HORRIFIC CRIME’ TO JUSTICE

13 February 2009
SG/SM/12100

ON FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF RAFIQ HARIRI’S ASSASSINATION, SECRETARY-GENERAL REAFFIRMS UN COMMITMENT TO BRING THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR ‘HORRIFIC CRIME’ TO JUSTICE

13 February 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12100
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

ON FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF RAFIQ HARIRI’S ASSASSINATION, SECRETARY-GENERAL REAFFIRMS


UN COMMITMENT TO BRING THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR ‘HORRIFIC CRIME’ TO JUSTICE


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


On the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attack that took the lives of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others, the Secretary-General shares the sorrow of the Lebanese people over the tragic loss of a man who stood strongly during his life for the independence and sovereignty of Lebanon.


This sad anniversary comes two weeks before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon begins to function on 1 March.  The Secretary-General reaffirms the commitment of the United Nations to the Special Tribunal’s efforts to uncover the truth, bring those responsible for this horrific crime to justice and end impunity in Lebanon.


The Secretary-General also calls for the full implementation of all Security Council resolutions pertaining to Lebanon.


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