Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following cases:
- Chief Prosecutor vs Abdus Sobhan: Motion regarding harassment of Defense counsel (Not Present)
- Chief Prosecutor vs Ghulam Azam: Prosecution cross-examination of DW 1 (Accused Not Present)
- Chief Prosecutor vs Motiur Rahman Nizami – Adjourned until Feb 13.
At the beginning of the court session Tajul Islam informed the Tribunal that the clerk of Abdur Razzaq and Defense counsel for Abdus Sobhan were not allowed to enter into the Tribunal. The Tribunal then heard an application filed by Senior Defense counsel Abdur Razzaq requesting that Motiur Rahman Akond, defense counsel for Abdus Sobhan, cease to be subjected to harassment. He submitted that there was an order from the Court against harassment of the Defense team, even if the court had declined to pass an order regarding the warrantless search conducted by police at the Defense chambers, located at City Heart. Abdur Razzaq requested that the Tribunal pass an order.
Prosecutor Simon submitted that Tribunal should not pass an order regarding a matter which is not covered by the ICT Act 1973. He further said that the application should be rejected.
Prosecutor Haider Ali concluded cross-examining Abdullahil Aman Azmi (DW-1) of the Gholam Azam case and the Tribunal adjourned the proceedings until February 13.
The hearing of Nizami’s case was also adjourned until February 13, 2013. Continue reading