1 December 2013: ICT-1 Daily Summary – Mobarak Hossain, Defense Case-in-Chief; Channel 24 and others, Contempt Proceedings

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following cases:

  1. Chief Prosecutor vs. Mobarak Hossain
  2. Chief Prosecutor vs. Channel 24 and Others

Mobarak Hossain

In the case of Mobarak Hossain, today was set for recording the testimony of Defense Witness 1. However, the senior Defense Counsel of Mobarak Hossain was absent from the Tribunal, and the junior Defense Counsel sought adjournment, saying that senior Defense Counsel Ahsanul Huq Hena was unable to make an appearance due to illness.  Senior counsel is in Chittagong, according to the junior attorney, and her could not manage to come to Dhaka because of ongoing blockades. The Tribunal agreed to adjourn the proceedings of the case until 3 December 2013.

Contempt Proceedings

In the case of contempt charges against Channel 24, and various producers and guests of a television program on this channel, Mahful Ullah appeared before the Tribunal, as scheduled. Following his appearance, the Tribunal adjourned the proceedings of the case until 24 December 2013.