Judges rule 'core' of major terror trial can be held in secret

The "core" of a major terrorism trial can be held in secret, the Court of Appeal has ruled. However, the judges said the defendants, who were previously identified as AB and CD, can now be named as Erol Incedal and Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadjar.

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Court rules terror trial defendants can be identified

The "core" of a major terrorism trial can be held in secret however the defendants can be identified, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Court of Appeal judges felt this case was 'exceptional'. Credit: ITV News

Media organisations had contested the "unprecedented" decision by Mr Justice Nicol last month at the Old Bailey relating to the pending trial of two defendants only known as AB and CD.

Richard Whittam QC, for the Crown, said it supported open justice but there were exceptional circumstances which had led to exceptional procedures in the case.

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