On 15 June 2020, Ali Muhammad Ali Abd–Al-Rahman appeared before Pre-Trial Chamber II’s Single Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”). The hearing was held in the presence of the Prosecutor and the Defence. Mr Abd–Al-Rahman was represented by his Duty Counsel Mr Cyril Laucci and appeared via video-link from the ICC Detention Centre.
The Single Judge verified the identity of the suspect, and ensured that he was clearly informed of the crimes he is alleged to have committed and of his rights under the Rome Statute of the ICC in a language he fully understands and speaks. The opening of the confirmation of charges hearing was scheduled provisionally for 7 December 2020. readmore