Lebanon security chief questioned

A United Nations investigator has questioned the head of Lebanon's presidential guard as part of an international inquiry into the killing of former prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri, a UN official says.

    The UN is investigating the assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri

    He said German investigator Detlev Mehlis on Tuesday quizzed Colonel Mustafa Hamdan after obtaining permission from Lebanese President Emile Lahoud.

    Hamdan is the highest-profile pro-Syrian security official to retain his job after al-Hariri's assassination on 14 February.

    UN staff went to Hamdan's house and office to pick him up.

     

    Some politicians blame Damascus and the Lebanese security chiefs it allegedly backs for al-Hariri's killing and have called for Hamdan and the president to resign.

     

    Lebanon's security chief, Jamil al-Sayyed, resigned in April as Syria bowed to international and Lebanese pressure to pull out its last military and intelligence units from its neighbour.

     

    The international investigation, which got started late last week,

    was also in response to the demands of the anti-Syrian movement in Lebanon.

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    From Zimbabwe to England: A story of war, home and identity

    The country I saw as home, my parents saw as oppressors

    What happens when you reject the identity your parents fought for and embrace that of those they fought against?

    Becoming Ocean: When you and the world are drowning

    Becoming Ocean: When you and the world are drowning

    One woman shares the story of her life with polycystic kidney disease and sees parallels with the plight of the planet.

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    On a gorgeous Florida evening, a truck crashed into me. As I lay in intensive care, I learned who had been driving it.