Opening Statement in the contempt case against Al Jadeed S.A.L./NEW T.V. S.A.L (N.T.V) and Journalist Karma Khayat. (The Daily Star/STL, HO)
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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon carried on Thursday with a contentious debate on whether to allow the prosecution to present periodic summaries of evidence, amid growing frustration with the fragmented presentation of its case and the slow pace of the trial.De Bruir's submissions were interrupted by Judge Micheline Braidy.The question was symptomatic of recurring confusion regarding the patchwork submission of complex, circumstantial evidence, and returned the court to a discussion over whether it was appropriate for the prosecution to summarize what it had presented.Judge Nicola Lettieri raised the matter Tuesday in relation to evidence intended to link a separate phone to defendant Hassan Habib Merhi, and he broached the question again. But defense counselors strongly objected to the request, contending that allowing such submissions would jeopardize the impartiality of the trial. Judge Re noted that the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia had permitted its use.
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