Trial of suspected Hariri assassins set to begin

January 15, 2014 8:57 PM

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With Sunni-Shiite tensions at an all-time high, exacerbated by the raging civil war in Syria, some fear a fresh outbreak of deadly violence because of a trial it had been hoped would help put an end to Lebanon’s long tradition of unsolved political assassinations.

Faith that justice would eventually prevail has faded over time. Many Lebanese believe the tribunal is politicized, and many involved in the investigation have died. None of the suspects have been arrested, and Hezbollah has vowed never to hand them over.

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