Saturday, 24 August 2019 08:08 GMT

Lebanon: ex-spy chief testifies at Hariri murder trial

(MENAFN) MP Jamil Sayyed, Lebanese spy chief, once jailed in connection to the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is giving testimony to the international tribunal tasked with trying the crime.

Sayyed was the former director of Lebanon's General Security intelligence agency, was called to the stand Tuesday in the Netherlands as a witness for Hassan Oneissi, one of the four defendants on trial. All four are at large and are being tried in absentia.

Sayyed, who won a seat in Parliament in Lebanon's May 6 election, is expected to give testimony through Thursday.

Hariri, who also held Saudi citizenship, was one of Lebanon's most influential Sunni leaders, with wide connections in the Arab world and the international community.


Lebanon: ex-spy chief testifies at Hariri murder trial


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