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Last week, Lebanese Prosecutor General Saeed Mirza submitted a report to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) stating they failed to detain the suspects.

Today, the president of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Judge Antonio Cassese, said that this move does not end Lebanon’s continuing obligation to assist the Tribunal. He called on Lebanese authorities to intensify their efforts to arrest the four suspects wanted in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. He then asked the Lebanese Prosecutor General to submit a monthly progress report to the Tribunal.

So the Lebanese government needs to intensify its efforts? What? May be to knock harder on the same door on a daily basis. What? and he wants a monthly report? He must be joking, that’s too much work. And why he is expecting any progress from one month to another?

Let’s be honest here, Cassese is mocking the Lebanese government, isn’t he? Do we really believe he takes our government seriously? Instead of being the other way around, the STL became the teacher who gives the lazy student additional homework to do!

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