STL orders termination of proceedings against Mustafa Badreddine without prejudice

The Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon issued a decision today in which it reverses the Trial Chamber’s interim decision that “it did not believe sufficient evidence has yet been presented to convince it that the death of Mr Mustafa Amine Badreddine has been proven to the requisite standard.”

By majority, the Appeals Judges found that there was sufficient evidence presented before the Trial Chamber to prove the death of Mr Badreddine.

The Appeals Chamber ordered the Trial Chamber to terminate the proceedings against Mustafa Badreddine, without prejudice to resume the proceedings should evidence that he is alive be adduced in the future.

The trial in the Prosecutor vs Ayyash et al. case can then proceed against the remaining four accused.

Source: National News Agency

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