"Historic" trial into killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister opens in The Hague

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Marten Youssef

The trial of four men accused of the February 2005 car bomb attack which killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri opened on Thursday.

The case is being heard at a Special Tribunal in The Hague, in The Netherlands, and the defendants are being tried in absentia.

Hariri and 21 others died and 200 others were injured in the blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

To find out more about the proceedings, Reem Abaza spoke to Marten Youssef, spokesperson of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the first of its kind to deal with terrorism.

Duration: 4’01″

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