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A German Interior Ministry report has cleared a top U.N. investigator in the Hariri assassination from bribery allegations made by Hezbollah's Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, a source familiar with the case told The Daily Star.The 200-page internal report was the result of a two-year probe into Gerhard Lehmann, the chief of investigation at the UNIIIC, the body tasked with investigating the blast that killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others. During a televised address by Nasrallah in July 2011, Al-Manar aired a videotape of a man who appears to be Lehmann allegedly receiving and flipping through what the Hezbollah leader said were bank notes. The report's outcome raises questions about other key allegations in Nasrallah's speech, including that the STL's first president, Antonio Cassese, was a supporter of Israel and that 97 computers belonging to the UNIIIC passed through Israel, implying that the investigation was manipulated by Lebanon's arch-enemy. In the address, Nasrallah accused Lehmann of selling details and testimony from the investigation in exchange for cash.In addition, Nasrallah said that 97 computers belonging to the investigation had been transferred through Israel.
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