Circumstantial evidence has linked four Hezbollah members to the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the Lebanese prime minister, six years ago. That incident changed the political landscape of Lebanon.
The March 14 opposition has demanded Hezbollah hand over the men, but their leader Hassan Nasrallah remains defiant saying all evidence is circumstantial.
The UN-backed tribunal accuses the men of the killing with evidence based on phone records.
In this programme we ask: What are the legal and political ramifications of the evidence and the indictments?
Inside Story, with presenter Dareen Abu Ghaida, discusses with Charles Chartouni, a professor of Sociology and Politics at the Lebanese University; Elias Hanna, a security analyst; and Naim Salem, a professor of International Affairs and Diplomacy at the Notre Dame University.
This episode of Inside Story aired from Thursday, Aug 18, 2011.