After he was convicted of the murder and terrorist attack in the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri last August, the Special Court for Lebanon issued a statement saying in of the die Refusal to appeal the verdict against the Hezbollah member has been confirmed Salim Jamil Ayyash.
In its statement today on Tuesday, the court said: “The Appeals Chamber has ruled by a majority of its judges that die Defender, die the convicted defendant Salim Jamil Ayyash in Represent absence, no in able to appeal the judgment and determine the penalty imposed by the Chamber of First Instance in the Ayyash and Others (STL-11) -01) case “.
Hidden in sight
She added, “The judges came to this conclusion in a decision of March 29, 2021, die on the legal framework for proceedings in Absence in court was based on that not die Possibility includes that die defense in Absence appeals. The arrest warrant has been issued against him and is still not executed. “
She found that decision based on die Due to the appeal of the defense counsel, die Ayyash on January 12, 2021 in Represent absence. The Appeals Chamber concluded that this appeal was not admissible.
She also concluded her statement with the words: “With this decision you are die joined the two dissenting opinions of Judge David Baragwanath and Judge Daniel Nsereko. The appeal phase in the Ayyash and others case continues with the prosecution’s appeal against the acquittal of Hasan Habib Marei and Hussein Hassan Oneisi. “
It is noteworthy that the Special Court for Lebanon issued a judgment against on December 10, 2020 A member of the Hezbollah militia, Salim Ayyash Convicted of conspiracy to kill Rafik Hariri in a 2005 bomb attack with five life sentences.
The assassination of Hariri resulted in Lebanon in its worst political crisis occurred since the 1975-1990 civil war, paving the way for years of confrontation between rival political forces.
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