Federal Supreme Court to hear public prosecution and defence pleas in October on Al Nusra Front and Ahrar Al Sham Brigade case

The Federal Supreme Court yesterday heard testimonies of evidence witness in the case of the 15 suspects who are accused of joining and funding Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front and Ahrar Al Sham Brigade.

They were also accused of making explosives without a permit from the competent authorities and polluting the environment by using hazardous, banned materials.

Presided over by Judge Mohammed Al Jarrah Al Tinaiji, the court adjourned the trial until 19th October to hear the public prosecution plea, while the defence lawyers will present their plea on 21st October.

Eleven of the 15 accused men appeared before the court yesterday. Members of families of the accused, representatives of the media and civil society organisations attended the hearing.