Friday, January 11, 2013

Defence counsel file Pre-Trial Briefs

STL Media Advisory
Leidschendam, 11 January 2013 – Defence counsel for the four accused filed their Pre-Trial Briefs this week, challenging the Prosecutor's allegations about the 14 February 2005 attack in Beirut.
The Defence disputes the Prosecution's account of the attack and the alleged involvement of the four accused.
Defence counsel for Assad Hassan Sabra, for example, criticised the Prosecution for what they describe as a failure to disclose documents that will be used in trial. In addition, they noted that Lebanon has not provided a substantial amount of information crucial to the Defence, rendering counsel "effectively unable to conduct meaningful investigations".
The Pre-Trial Brief filed by defence counsel for Mustafa Badreddine is available on the STL website. Defence lawyers for Salim Ayyash and Hussein Oneissi have filed their briefs confidentially. Public redacted versions may follow.
The Prosecution filed its Pre-Trial Brief, the list of witnesses it intends to call at trial, and the list of exhibits it intends to offer into evidence on 15 November 2012.