The permanent stay was granted by Nauru Supreme Court judge, Justice Geoffrey Muecke on Thursday.
A statement from the Nauru Government said the trial has been caught in long running legal wrangles over the defendants’ right to counsel, legal aid as well as allegations that they would not be accorded a fair trial.
“Today’s ruling by Justice Muecke has had the practical effect of halting the trial.”
“It is not a determination of the guilt or innocence of the accused persons. The hearing of the evidence in the case has not been heard or given,” the statement said.