21/02/2012 12:03 BAGHDAD, Feb. 21 (AKnews) - The Independent Supreme Judiciary Council of Iraq has set May 3 for the first trail session of Iraqi Vice President Tareq Hashemi, who is accused of terrorism charges.
Council spokesman Abdul-Sattar Beiraqdar said the Central Criminal Court will investigate the case of Hashemi and his secretary and son-in-law Ahmed Qahtan.
It will be a public trial and will be held in the absence of Hashemi and Qahtan if need be.
"Airing it on TVs [will be] difficult," said Beiraqdar.
The date is set and cannot be deferred, according to the official.