The Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s (STL) Trial Chamber issued an order scheduling a public hearing on 10 November 2020 at 10.00 AM (C.E.T.) to hear oral submissions from the Prosecutor, Defence Counsel representing the interests of Salim Jamil Ayyash and the Legal Representatives of Victims (LRV) on the appropriate sentence for Mr Ayyash, who was found guilty on all counts in the Ayyash et al. case (STL-11-01).
Pursuant to the STL Rules of Procedure and Evidence, if the Trial Chamber finds the accused guilty of a crime, the Prosecutor and the Defence may submit any relevant information that may assist the Trial Chamber in determining an appropriate sentence. On the LRV’s application, the Trial Chamber has authorised the participating victims to make submissions relating to the personal impact of the crimes on them.
Following the pronouncement of the Judgment on 18 August 2020, the Trial Chamber received written submissions on sentence from the Prosecutor on 1 September and observations from the Ayyash Defence on 25 September 2020. Following the Trial Chamber’s authorisation, the LRV filed their submissions on 18 September 2020.
The public hearing will be broadcast with a 30-minute delay on the STL Website in the Special Tribunal’s three official languages. Please note that the sentence will be pronounced publicly at a later stage.
Source: National News Agency