​​​​​​​Hariri case verdict postponed

On Wednesday, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon decided to postpone the verdict in the case of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

The court announced the postponement of the verdict in the Hariri case, to August 18, after it was scheduled to be pronounced on Friday.

The decision to postpone comes in the wake of the explosion that rocked the port of Beirut in the Lebanese capital, killing about 135 people and wounding about 4 thousand others.

Four men are accused in the case of masterminding the bombing, which in 2005 killed Rafik Hariri and 21 others.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is an international court established by the United Nations and Lebanon to try those accused of the bombing and other political killings that took place in the country around the same period.

The verdict in this case will be the first ruling since it was established in 2007.

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