LONDON, June 12 Judges ruled on Thursday that
large parts of a major terrorism trial can take place behind
closed doors, but fell short of allowing prosecutors to hold
Britain's first full criminal trial entirely in secret.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had asked for next
week's trial to be held without media reporting, on grounds of
But the Appeal Court turned down that application and also
ruled that the two suspects who face terrorism charges -
previously known only as AB and CD - could be named for the
first time. They are Erol Incedal and Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadjar.
Key parts of the trial including the swearing in of the
jury, the reading of the charges, at least part of the judge's
introductory remarks and at least part of the prosecution
opening remarks will also be reportable, according to the
The trial is due to start on Monday.
The press and public in Britain are normally allowed to
attend criminal trials but are sometimes asked to leave
temporarily during discussions deemed sensitive for reasons such
as national security.
(Reporting By Costas Pitas; editing by Stephen Addison)