10 November 2013: ICT-1 Daily Summary – Hartal Coverage of Motiur Rahman Nizami

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following case:

  1. Chief Prosecutor vs. Motiur Rahman Nizami

Today was set for the submission of the Defense closing arguments. However, due to another hartal, the senior Defense Counsels who were supposed to make the Defense submissions were absent at the Tribunal. Junior Defense Counsel submitted an application seeking adjournment on the grounds of personal difficulties. It is notable that on Hartal days the Defense Counsels tend to seek adjournment on the ground of “personal difficulties” instead of mentioning the hartal.

The Tribunal agreed to adjourn the proceedings of the case until tomorrow, 11 November 2013.