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U.N. Investigator Takes Inquiry to High Levels

Detlev Mehlis, a U.N. investigator probing the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, has done what no Lebanese crime fighter could do: He has penetrated Syria’s intelligence service, ordered the arrest of pro-Syrian generals and pursued suspects high up in Syrian President Bashar Assad’s inner circle. The German prosecutor’s inquiry has jolted Syrian political ranks and made Mehlis a hero among Syria’s opponents in Lebanon, who are struggling to shake the last vestiges of Syrian domination over the country’s political life. It has also made Mehlis, 55, the target of death threats. Full Story

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