LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands – The daughter of one of the victims of a 2005 bombing that killed Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others has told an international court about the frantic days of hunting for traces of her father after the explosion as her hopes of finding him alive ebbed away.
Speaking Monday by video link from Beirut to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Lama Ghalayini said she and her family scoured hospitals and a morgue and used sniffer dogs to no avail in the days following the Feb. 14, 2005, blast. Her father's remains were finally recovered more than two weeks later.
Ghalayini was the first of seven victims who are presenting evidence at the marathon trial in The Netherlands in absentia of four suspects in the attack.
This story has been corrected to show the number of victims besides Lebanon's prime minister was 21, not 22