1. Wide of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's grave with photos of him in the background and the statute of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon next to the grave
2. Close of the UN-ratified Statute reading (Arabic) "Statute of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon"
3. Mid of Hariri grave with photo on top
4. Wide of former Lebanese Justice Minister Ibrahim Najjar walking in his house
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ibrahim Najjar, former Lebanese Justice Minister:
"We are confident that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will conduct these proceedings and the procedure in a very fair way in order to let the Lebanese at last find out the truth."
6. Close of Najjar's hands holding a pair of glasses
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Ibrahim Najjar, former Lebanese Justice Minister:
"I think that for the first time since 1943, Lebanon is about now to discover the truth within an independent tribunal."
8. Close of photograph of Najjar
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Ibrahim Najjar, former Lebanese Justice Minister:
"Yes, there is a fear, at least somebody, some witnesses have declared that they fear to appear before the court and to say everything they have in mind or in their knowledge. I think that there is a real fear because when you kill a witness the truth is affected, that is why I think that there are special precautions, special undertakings that have been decided by the tribunal in order to protect them."
10. Mid of traffic at the explosion site where Hariri was killed
11. Close of Hariri statue
12. Atef Majdalani, Lebanese Member of Parliament walking
13. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Atef Majdalani, Future Movement MP:
"We and the international community wanted the tribunal to punish the criminals and to stop political assassinations, and to say that political assassinations will not solve any problems and that criminals responsible will be punished."
14. Close of photo of Majdalani and Hariri
15. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Dr Atef Majdalani, Future Movement MP:
"Truth will emerge, justice is coming, therefore you should either move along this road, the road of justice, or justice will get you and punish the criminals among you."
FILE: AP TELEVISION
14 February, 2005
16. Various of Hariri assassination blast site with burnt out cars and emergency services attempting to control flames
17. Wide top shot of people gathering at Martyrs' Square in Beirut
The trial of the Hezbollah members and supporters suspected of being behind the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, will finally start this week, nine years after his murder.
The suicide truck bomb attack that killed Hariri and 22 others on February 14, 2005 was one of the most dramatic top-level assassinations the Middle East and immediately caused an increase in what were already huge sectarian divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
The United Nations-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon will begin on Thursday on the outskirts of The Hague in the Netherlands.
However, the five key suspects behind the attack will be tried in absentia as they are still yet to be arrested.
They included four Hezbollah members indicted in 2011 with plotting the attack and another supporter charged last year. All of them remain at large.
The trial will be held under a hybrid system of international and Lebanese law.
Hezbollah has condemned the trial as a conspiracy by its archenemies the US and Israel. It's also denied any involvement in Hariri's assassination.
Despite widespread criticism of the trial, some inside Lebanon are optimistic that justice will prevail.
"We are confident that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will conduct these proceedings and the procedure in a very fair way in order to let the Lebanese at last find out the truth," said Ibrahim Najjar, a former Lebanese Justice Minister.
Other are hoping that the trial will help bring an end to the string of political assassinations which have rocked the country since Hariri's death.
The last attack was on December 27, 2013 when former finance minster Mohammed Chatah, a Hezbollah critic and also former aide to Hariri, was killed in a car bombing in Beirut.
"We and the international community wanted the tribunal to punish the criminals and to stop political assassinations," said legislator Atef Majdalani, a member of the Future Movement bloc that is headed by Hariri's son, Saad, also a former prime minister.
"Truth will emerge, justice is coming, therefore you should either move along this road, the road of justice, or justice will get you," Majdalani added.
But many question whether justice will indeed be done while the key defendants in the case are still at large.