Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Media Advisory – Pre-Trial Judge recognises additional victims

Leidschendam, 4 September 2012 – The Pre-Trial Judge, Daniel Fransen, has granted nine additional persons the status of victims participating in the Ayyash et al proceedings.
The nine victims will form part of the existing group of 58 victims whose status as victims participating in the proceedings Judge Fransen recognised in a decision in May 2012.
"The Pre-Trial Judge's decision to increase the number of participating victims is a timely reminder that, whatever motives lay behind the detonation of 14 February 2005, there remains a substantial body of people across the divides of politics or religion for whom the event was life-changing," said Peter Haynes, lead legal representative for victims. "For them the Tribunal's work in discovering the truth behind their loss is a vital belief to cling to."