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The prosecution for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon concluded its case Wednesday after four years of presenting evidence tying Salim Ayyash, Hassan Merhi, Hussein Oneissi and Assad Sabra to the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 .The prosecution opened its case in front of the Trial Chamber on Jan. 16, 2014, nearly four years after the STL was established.The prosecution's case did not proceed without obstacles.In January 2014, a contempt case was opened against Karma al-Khayat of local media channel Al-Jadeed and Ibrahim Mohammad Ali al-Amin, editor-in-chief of newspaper Al-Akhbar.The two individuals and their respective news agencies were charged for witness intimidation after publicizing details about confidential witnesses slated to testify in front of the Trial Chamber. Over the four-year-long prosecution case, notable witnesses included current Education Minister Marwan Hamadeh, Druze leader Walid Jumblatt and then Internal Security Forces criminal division head Brig.
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