Rafik Hariri: Guilty verdict over assassination of Lebanon ex-PM

One of four men accused of killing a former Lebanese prime minister in Beirut in 2005 has been convicted by a special UN-backed court.

Salim Ayyash and the others, members of the Shia group Hezbollah, had been on trial in absentia since 2014.

The killing of Rafik Hariri, one of Lebanon’s most prominent Sunni Muslim politicians, caused outrage across the country.

The verdict comes at a time of deep political crisis in Lebanon.

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