Ruto and Sang case: Trial hearing (public sessions), 25 October 2013
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct 27, 2013 /PR Newswire Africa via COMTEX/ --
The trial in the case The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang continued today, Friday, 25 October 2013, with the conclusion of the testimony of the 5th Prosecution witness, with pseudonym 'P-0487', who testified under the protective measures of facial pixilation and voice distortion.
The testimony of the witness was followed by another session, during which the judges granted the request, which had been submitted by William Samoei Ruto's Defense, for Mr Ruto to be excused from attending the trial on 28, 29 and 30 October 2013.
The trial of William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang opened on 10 September 2013, in the presence of the accused. Mr Ruto and Mr Sang are accused of crimes against humanity (murder, deportation or forcible transfer of population and persecution) allegedly committed in Kenya in the context of the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya. The trial is being heard by Trial Chamber V(a), which is composed of Judges Chile Eboe-Osuji (presiding), Olga Herrera Carbuccia and Robert Fremr.
The following are the links to the public sessions of the hearing (in 3 parts).
Audio and video
(Audio: Floor language/English)
Video (MPEG-4) for viewing and download:
Audio (MPEG-3) for download:
Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, Presiding Judge, Trial Chamber V(a)
Adebowale Omofade, Trial Lawyer, Office of the Prosecutor
Karim Khan QC, Defence Counsel for William Samoei Ruto
Anton Steynberg, Senior Trial Lawyer, Office of the ProsecutorSOURCE International Criminal Court (ICC)
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