Lebanon tribunal convicts Hezbollah member in 2005 Hariri murder but exonerates group’s leadership

There is no evidence that Hezbollah’s leadership or the Syrian government were involved in the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon found on Tuesday. But the tribunal found main defendant Salim Ayyash, a member of Hezbollah, guilty of involvement in Hariri’s death.