KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (Bernama) -- The first day of hearing on war crimes against former Israeli army general Amos Yaron and Israel at the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (KLWCT), ended in a deadlock when the judges panel turned down an application by the prosecution's lawyers to recuse one of the judges.
The ruling by KLWCT President Tan Sri Lamin Mohd Yunus and his seven-member panel also resulted in the witnesses' unwillingness to testify, stating their "lack of confidence" in the panel.
At the start of the hearing in Jalan Perdana in Kuala Lumpur, Lamin had dismissed Prof Francis Boyle's application, in which he alleged that Judge Eric David was linked to Israel's intelligence agency, Mossad.
Boyle's application was made on the grounds based on a legal opinion written by David last year, in which he suggested that the People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI), a movement listed by the United States of America as terrorist organisation - be removed from the list.
The movement was purportedly supported and funded by the Mossad.....