Terror Trial Should Be Held Mostly in Private, U.K. Court Says

June 12, 2014 9:26 AM

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A trial of two men on terrorism charges will be held mostly in private, a U.K. appeals court said today after the media challenged an order that the entire case be heard behind closed doors.

Judge Peter Gross said the case was “exceptional” and there was a serious risk to the trial, scheduled to start next week, if all of it was public. While the “core” of the trial must be private, the swearing in of the jury, the charges, part of the judge’s and prosecutors’ opening comments, and the ...

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