Report: Saniora to Present Testimony before STL on Monday
Head of the Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc MP Fouad Saniora is scheduled to present his testimony before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Monday, reported al-Joumhouria newspaper on Saturday.
Widely-informed sources told the daily that the testimony “introduces a new phase of the trial.”
“This phase may be among its most important so far,” they added.
They predicted that Saniora's testimony and the expected one of Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat may be among the most significant in the trial.
Jumblat is expected to make his testimony later this year, probably in June, said al-Joumhouria.
The STL is looking into the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in a massive bombing in Beirut.
A number of witnesses, including prominent lawmakers and journalists, have so far presented their testimony at the trial that kicked off in 2014.
The March 14 camp has repeatedly accused Syria of being behind Hariri's murder and the political testimonies have focused on the role the Syrian regime played in Lebanon prior to 2005.
The STL had so far indicted five Hizbullah members of being linked to the crime.
The party had denied the claims, slamming the tribunal as an American-Zionist entity bent on destroying the group.