Hariri’s suspected killers to be tried in absentia

The four men indicted in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri will be tried in absentia, according to the prosecutors of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).
The defendants are Lebanese nationals Salim Jamil Ayyash, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, Hussein Hassan Oneissi and Assad Hassan Sabra.  The court says that it opted for the absentia procedure after Lebanese authorities failed to find the suspects, supporters of the Shiite militant group, Hezbollah. They have been charged over the massive car bombing that killed Mr. Hariri and 21 others. The blast ripped apart the former PM armored car and destroyed the motorcade.

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