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

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    We visualised 1.2 million votes at the UN since 1946. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the world today?

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.