Category Archives: Tribunal 2

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.

2 December 2013: ICT-2 Daily Summary – Hartal Coverage of AKM Yusuf, Cross-Examination of PW-13 Closed, Examination-in-Chief of PW-14

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.

ICT-2 was scheduled to record the cross-examination of PW-13 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, could not appear in court due to the hartal. The Tribunal elected to close the cross-examination of the witness, because junior defense counsel confirmed that he would be unable to proceed with the cross-examination in the absence of his senior counsel.

The Tribunal then proceeded to record the examination-in-chief of PW-14. The Court fixed 3 December 2013 for recording the cross-examination of this witness.   The Bench emphasized that, if the Defense chose to continue their absence on hartal and blockade days, the Court would continue in their absence, rather than sit idle. As it had done with PW-12 and PW-13, the Court would simply close the cross-examination of PW-14 and proceed to the next witnesses if Defense chose not to be present to conduct the questioning. Continue reading

1 December 2013: ICT-2 Daily Summary – Hartal Coverage of AKM Yusuf, Examination of PW-13

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.

On this day, ICT-2 recorded the examination-in-chief of PW-13 in the case against AKM Yusuf. Junior defense counsel then began the cross-examination of the witness, but said that his senior would continue at a later date. The Tribunal fixed 2 December 2013 for continuing to record the cross-examination of the witness.  Continue reading

26 November 2013: ICT-2 Daily Summary – Hartal Coverage of AKM Yusuf, Cross-Examination of PW-12 Delayed

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following case:

  1. Chief Prosecutor vs. AKM Yusuf

Due to a renewed hartal, our researcher for ICT-2 could not safely travel to the Court to attend proceedings today.  The following coverage was compiled from communication directly with the Court and the Parties to the proceedings.

The Court was scheduled to record the cross-examination of PW-12 in the case against AKM Yusuf today. However, junior defense counsel, Mr. Gazi M H Tamim, informed the Tribunal that the senior counsel, Mr, Syed Mizanur Rahman, could not appear in the court due to the hartal. The Tribunal observed that although hartals may continue, it does not mean that the Court should keep adjourning every. Nevertheless, the Tribunal did adjourn for the day, after closing the cross-examination of the witness. The Bench again warned the Defense that if they continued to choose to be absent on Hartal days, the court would not sit idle in their absence.