A pre-trial conference for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (The Daily Star/STL, HO)
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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon questioned Tuesday a protected witness who was acquainted with Ahmad Abu Adass, the man who claimed responsibility in a video for the 2005 bombing assassination of former premier Rafik Hariri.Under cross-examination by Oneissi's lawyer, Vincent Courcell-Labrousse, the witness testified that Abu Adass, in the last three years leading up to the assassination, began to take on the appearance of a Salafist, recalling general details such as growing a beard and wearing a dishdasha.Courcell-Labrousse then revealed that the muazzin, one of the Nabaa brothers, was arrested in December 2005 and imprisoned for his role in the Al-Qaeda-linked "Cell of 13" group, whose leader initially confessed to the assassination.In an apparent attempt to undermine the claim that the mystery man was his Lebanese client Oneissi, the lawyer also grilled the witness on statements he gave in 2005 and 2006 about overhearing the mystery man speak with a Palestinian accent to Abu Adass, who was of Palestinian descent.
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