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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Lebanon

28 Dec 2020

The Secretary-General takes note of the verdict of 22 December by Lebanon’s Permanent Military Court convicting Mr. Mahmoud Bazzi and sentencing him to 15 years for the kidnapping and killing of two United Nations peacekeepers and causing serious injury to a third peacekeeper in April 1980.

The Secretary-General welcomes the determination of the authorities of Lebanon to bring to justice those responsible for serious crimes, including attacks against United Nations personnel.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General