Berri: CBC Report an Attempt to Expedite Indictment

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri believed that a CBC report implicating Hizbullah in the 2005 assassination of ex-PM Rafik Hariri was an attempt to “put pressure to expedite an indictment” by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

Berri, in remarks published Thursday by As-Safir newspaper, said he believed that “repetitive leaks … aimed to push toward a speedy indictment.”

A senior authoritative source, meanwhile, said media leaks have affected STL credibility.

“A Court with doors open to leaks is not to be trusted,” he told Ask-Safir.