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Prosecutors Build Hariri Bomb Plot Case On Cellphone Logs

Four men accused of assassinating Lebanese statesman Rafik al-Hariri used dozens of mobile phones during the last weeks of his life to coordinate the massive car bombing that kille... More Four men accused of assassinating Lebanese statesman Rafik al-Hariri used dozens of mobile phones during the last weeks of his life to coordinate the massive car bombing that killed him and 21 others in 2005, prosecutors said on Thursday. The trial in absentia of the four, all members of the Hezbollah political party and militant group, began before a United Nations court in The Hague, nearly nine years after the bombing that nearly plunged Lebanon back into civil war. Hariri's son Saad - like his father, a former prime minister - said the trial would help promote justice and democracy in a country which has long been afflicted by political violence. "We are beginning to see the unfolding of how prime minister Hariri and many others of the Cedar Revolution have been killed and assassinated because of their fight for democracy," he told reporters, referring to the protests after his father's death that put an end to decades of Syrian occupation of the country. Less

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