(Top L to R) Judges Walid Akoum, Janet Nosworthy, David Re, Micheline Braidy and Nicola Lettier preside over the courtroom of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague, The Netherlands, January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos
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The trial of five Hezbollah suspects accused of complicity in the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri will resume on June 18, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon's trial chamber announced Monday.David Re, the presiding judge of the trial chamber, said the court had to balance the rights of the suspects with trial needs without unnecessary delays.The court initially indicted four members of Hezbollah in the case and began their trial in January.But Merhi, a fifth member of the group, was indicted last summer and his trial joined to the other suspects.
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