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Special Tribunal for Lebanon releases public service announcement on Salim Ayyash case

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Special Tribunal for Lebanon releases public service announcement on Salim Ayyash case
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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon posted Tuesday on its website the following statement:

 
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In compliance with the President’s Order pursuant to Rule 76 (E) to effect service in the Prosecutor v Salim Jamil Ayyash case by procedures of public advertisement, and following the efforts undertaken by the Lebanese authorities to effect service, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is releasing an audio- visual and audio public service announcement as well as a poster with the biographical information of Mr Salim Jamil Ayyash, accused in the Connected Case STL-18-10. This is part of the STL public advertisement campaign to inform the accused of the need to appear before the Tribunal and to invite the public to submit any information on the whereabouts of the accused to the STL. The poster and messages list the charges against Mr Ayyash and phone numbers at which the public can contact the STL in case they have any information about his whereabouts.

 

The Connected Case STL-18-10 relates to the attacks against Mr Marwan Hamade, Mr Georges Hawi and Mr Elias El- Murr on 1 October 2004, 21 June 2005 and 12 July 2005 respectively. The Prosecutor alleges that Mr Ayyash participated in the conspiracy aimed at committing a terrorists act; in the alternative to conspiracy of committing a terrorist acts, criminal association; committing a terrorist act; intentional homicide with premeditation of Messrs Ghazi Abou-Karroum, Georges Hawi and Khaled Moura; and attempted intentional homicide with premeditation of Messrs Marwan Hamade and El-Murr as well as 17 other persons. The full account of the charges can be found on the Tribunal’s website.

 

The public advertisement campaign follows the STL President’s finding that reasonable attempts have been made by the Lebanese authorities to effect personal service on the accused in this case, and those efforts have been unsuccessful to date.

 

If within 30 days from the advertisement of the indictment on 07 October 2019, the accused is not under the Tribunal’s authority, the Pre-Trial Judge shall ask the Trial Chamber to initiate proceedings in absentia.

 

The media is encouraged to broadcast the public service announcement.

 

A high resolution of the poster can be found on the STL Flickr account.

 

 
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