STL Rejects Defense Appeal to Reconsider Decision Defining Terrorist Crimeإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Appeals Chamber of the U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon issued Wednesday a decision rejecting the request of the Defense to reconsider its ruling of February 16, 2011, “which defined terrorism for the first time in international law,” the STL said in a statement.
The Defense argued that the content of the decision should be revisited. They also challenged the procedure followed to issue that decision.
The Appeals Chamber decided that in order to reconsider its decision, the Defense must show that the accused suffered a prejudice from that decision.
“The Chamber found that the Defense failed to show any harm against the accused and rejected the request,” said the STL.
On February 16, 2011, the Appeals Chamber had issued a decision on 15 questions of law submitted by Pre-Trial Judge Daniel Fransen to assist him in the confirmation of the indictment against the four accused.
In that decision, the Chamber explained how the Tribunal should apply Lebanese law and defined the crimes of terrorism, conspiracy and homicide.