3 December 2013: ICT-1 Daily Summary – Mobarak Hossain, Defense Case-in-Chief; Zahid Hossain Khokon, Prosecution Case-in-Chief

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following cases:

  1. Chief Prosecutor vs. Mobarak Hossain
  2. Chief Prosecutor vs. Zahid Hossain Khokon

Mobarak Hossain

In the case against Mobarak Hossain, today was set for recording the testimony of the Defense Witness 1. However the senior Defense Counsel for Mobarak Hossain was absent from the Tribunal once again, and the junior Defense Counsel sought adjournment for 3 additional days.  He gave the same explanation as on December 1, saying that senior Defense Counsel Ahsanul Huq Hena is in Chittagong, and could not manage to come to Dhaka due to the ongoing blockades. The Tribunal granted the adjournment, and scheduled 8 December 2013 to reconvene in the case.

Zahid Hossain Khokon

In the case against Zahid Hossain Khokon, today was set for recording the testimony of Prosecution witness 10, however the Prosecution submitted that the Prosecution witnesses could not come Dhaka due to the ongoing blockades.  Accordingly, they sought adjournment. The Tribunal granted this request, adjourning the proceedings in the case until 9 December 2013.