The longest trial session in the history of Yemeni judiciary was held today in Sana’a to try those accused of killing Abdullah al-Aghbari.
The trial lasted from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., to be the longest trial in the history of the Yemeni judiciary.
During the hearing, prosecutors charged five defendants with murder, while three others, including two fugitives, were charged with “misleading the judiciary and concealing information and crime.”
The doctors’ report counted a shocking number of the effects of the brutal torture inflicted on Al-Aghbari, including “573 lashes with wire, 187 slaps and 88 punches,” and added in the indictment that the five defendants attacked him by direct brutality, with various types of torture kicked and beaten, were enough to inflict his soul.”
The prosecution demanded that the defendants be executed in absentia and the sixth to be sentenced under the law, as well as the seventh and eighth defendants in absentia.
The court heard the defendants’ statements separately, and the court decided to give the file photo of the case to all parties, and instructed the prosecution to bring the full evidence obtained, and to allow the defendants’ lawyers to meet them in the central prison.
The court also asked the bar association to provide judicial aid to the defendants, who were unable to assign lawyers for the next hearing scheduled for Wednesday.
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