3 December 2013: ICT-2 Daily Summary – Hartal Coverage of AKM Yusuf, PW-14 Cross-Examination Closed

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following case:

  1. Chief Prosecutor vs. AKM Yusuf

Due to ongoing unrest and blockades, our researcher was unable to be physically present in court this day.  Accordingly, our coverage was compiled from direct communication with the Tribunal and the Parties to the proceedings.

Despite the ongoing countrywide blockade, ICT-2 was scheduled to record the cross-examination of PW-14 in the case against AKM Yusuf . However, junior defense counsel, Mr. Gazi M H Tamim informed the tribunal that the senior counsel, Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, would not be able to appear in court due to the hartal. The Tribunal closed the cross-examination of PW-14 after the junior defense counsel explained that he would be unable to proceed with the cross-examination in the absence of his learned senior counsel. The Tribunal then adjourned for the day.