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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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Attorney General's Office 'pleased' trial will go ahead

The Attorney General's Office said they are "pleased" a major terrorism trial will go ahead after the Court of Appeal ruled the "core" of the trial can be held in secret.

A spokesman for the Attorney General said:

The principle of open justice is key to the British legal system and trials will always be held in public unless there are very strong reasons for doing otherwise.

The measures applied for by the CPS [Crown Prosecution Service] in this case were, they believed, justified in order for the trial to proceed and for the defendants to hear the evidence against them while protecting national security.

We are pleased that the Court recognised the strength of some of these arguments, and that the case can go ahead.

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