Tuesday, October 17, 2017

STL analyst implies Hezbollah pressure affected witnesses

Oct. 18, 2017 | 12:10 AM
Finbar Anderson| The Daily Star
The defense for Salim Ayyash, one of four accused of involvement in the 2005 bombing that killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others, questioned prosecution witness Andrew Donaldson again regarding how he selected evidence to include in prosecution reports.

Media advisory - Appeals Chamber will deliver its ruling on the questions raised by the Pre Trial Judge tomorrow

Leidschendam, 17 October 2017 - The Appeals Chamber scheduled a public hearing to deliver its decision on the Pre-Trial Judge's legal questions on Wednesday, 18 October at 4:30 pm (CET).
The Judges were seized of preliminary questions of law submitted on 11 August 2017 by the Pre-Trial Judge who is currently reviewing an indictment submitted to him confidentially by the Prosecutor.
The questions of law relate to the material (actus reus) and the intentional (mens rea) elements of the crime of criminal association, the distinctive elements between criminal association and conspiracy and the criteria for reviewing the indictment.
The Appeals Chamber concluded its deliberations after receiving written and oral submissions from the Prosecution and the Defence Office.