Wednesday, June 1, 2016

STL Judges: trial continues pending further information on the death of Mustafa Badreddine

Leidschendam, 1 June 2016 - In an oral decision issued today, the STL Trial Chamber decided that trial in the Ayyash et al. case will continue pending the receipt of further information from the government of Lebanon regarding the death of the Accused Mustafa Amine Badreddine. The Judges do not believe that sufficient evidence has yet been presented to convince them that the death of Mr Badreddine has been proved.
The Trial Chamber noted that the Prosecution has outstanding requests for assistance sent to the government of Lebanon seeking further information relating to what happened to Mr Badreddine and is awaiting responses.
The three Judges who constitute the Trial Chamber have made this decision by majority, with one dissenting opinion.
The Trial Chamber will also review any additional material and re-evaluate the material already submitted in due course. A fully-reasoned written decision will follow as soon as practicable.