Appeals judges at a U.N.-appointed tribunal sentenced two members of the Hezbollah militant group to life imprisonment for their roles in the truck bomb assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and the deaths of 21 others in Beirut 17 years ago.
The sentencing on Thursday, like the trial, occurred in absentia, since the two convicted men, Hassan Oneissi, now known as Hassan Issa, and Hassan Habib Merhi, remain at large.
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