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Special Tribunal for Lebanon: working to end impunity

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt: "It is important that the Special Tribunal be allowed to work freely."

On 17 January 2011 Daniel Bellemare, prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, submitted an indictment to the pre-trial judge. Speaking about this development, Alistair Burt, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa said:

“Today saw the next step by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. This independent judicial process is working to end impunity for political assassinations in Lebanon. It is important that the Special Tribunal be allowed to work freely and we call on all sides to co-operate constructively, and not interfere with due process. The UK along with many other countries will remain unwavering in our support for international justice.”