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The trial of five Hezbollah members accused of complicity in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri will not resume until at least late June, in yet another delay for the court prosecuting the case.While joining the two cases makes logical sense – Merhi is accused of conspiring with the other suspects to carry out the same crimes – it poses a dilemma for the court which is obliged to give Merhi's lawyers enough time to conduct investigations and prepare their defense.The court's trial chamber said in a filing on the STL website that trial would resume shortly after June 16, the date when Merhi's lawyers are expected to file their "pre-trial brief" – a document outlining their theory in the case. The court's dilemma was sharply illustrated in a dissenting opinion published on the court's website and written by Judge Janet Nosworthy, a sitting judge on the trial chamber.Judge Nosworthy said Merhi's defense lawyers should be given until mid-July to file the pre-trial brief, and trial should not begin again until September or October.
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