Accusatory Body

Accusatory Body

Body such as a Grand Jury whose duty it is to hear evidence to determine whether a person should be accused of (charged with) a crime; to be distinguished from a traverse or petit jury, which is charged with the duty of determining guilt or innocence.

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Lebanon's Accusatory Body released Yaacoub on LL30 million ($20,000) bail after spending just over seven months in detention.
NNA - Accusatory Body in Mount Lebanon agreed today to release Former MP Hussein Yaacoub's companions-- Ziad Ali Hassan and Selim Hammoud--over a bail after a preventive arrest for six months on the background of kidnapping Hannibal Gaddafi, NNA correspondent said on Tuesday.
Summary: Mount Lebanon's Accusatory Body Tuesday released on bail the bodyguards of former MP Hasan Yaacoub, six months after their arrest, the state-run National News Agency reported.
NNA - Accusatory Body in Beirut presided by Judge Nada Dakroub issued on Thursday a decision to release Bahij Abou Hamzeh who has been detained for 4 months over a financial accounts case at one of the Lebanese banks.