Families of the judges lay a wreath as they mark the 15th anniversary of their assassination in Sidon, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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These were the words of the head of the Lebanese Higher Judicial Council Jean Fahed, who spoke at a memorial ceremony Tuesday to mark the 15th anniversary of the assassination of four judges in Sidon.Judges Hasan Uthman, Walid Harmoush, Assem Bou Daher and Imad Shehab were shot dead on June 8, 1999 . They were attending the trial of two Iraqis and a Palestinian at the South Lebanon Criminal Courthouse in the old Justice Palace in Sidon when two individuals opened fire through the rear window of the courtroom, killing the judges and wounding five others. The head of the south's Criminal Court, Judge Roula Jadayel, said the four would be remembered.
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