"Rafik Hariri was killed and may he rest in peace. It is not important to take your right on the ground, but it is important that you know who killed Rafik Hariri so that people know how a peaceful man whose hands were not tainted with blood was killed."
4. Hariri posters in Tareeq Al-Jadideh neighborhood
5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abed Itani:
"We have been waiting for the truth for 15 years and God willing, today the truth will be made public. All what we want from the world and the Lebanese state is that those who carried out this explosion be punished in accordance with justice."
6. Various of Lebanon's late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri statue
Lebanese citizens on Tueday reacted to the verdicts of the trial in absentia of four members of the Hezbollah militant group accused of involvement in the truck bomb assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005.
The presiding judge at the U.N.-backed tribunal in the Netherlands said the evidence against them was "almost entirely circumstantial."
The verdicts were delayed by nearly two weeks as a mark of respect for victims of the explosion in Beirut's port which killed around 180 people, injured more than 6,000, left a quarter of a million with homes unfit to live in.
Presiding Judge David Re said the written judgment in the long-running trial amounted to more than 2,600 pages with some 13,000 footnotes.
Sketching the complex political backdrop for the assassination, Re said Hariri was a supporter or reducing the influence of Syria and Hezbollah in Syria in the months before his death.
Judges were "of the view that Syria and Hezbollah may have had motives to eliminate Mr. Hariri, and some of his political allies," Re said, but he added that "there was no evidence" that the Hezbollah leadership or Syria was involved in the truck bombing.
One supporter of the late Prime Minister said he had been waiting for the result of the trial "for 15 years" and that "God willing today the truth will be made public."