An exterior view of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague, The Netherlands, January 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos)
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Defense lawyers for two Hezbollah operatives accused of complicity in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri will deliver opening statements at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Monday, in the first challenge to the prosecution's narrative in the historic terrorism trial.Over three hours, defense lawyers for Mustafa Badreddine and Hussein Oneissi are expected to outline a strategy that relies on questioning the validity of telecommunications evidence presented by the prosecution, offering alternative theories for who assassinated the former premier, and pointing out that there was no political motive for Hezbollah to order Hariri's assassination.The defense's opening statements will mark the start of adversarial proceedings at the court – the first time the prosecution's case is challenged.
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