ICC witness to testify in private
19 September 2013, 14:08
The Hague - The three judge bench handling the case against Deputy President William Ruto and Radio Journalist Joshua Sang on Thursday ruled that the first witness will give her testimony in closed sessions only.
The move according to Presiding judge Chile Eboi-Osuji was necessary due to security threats on the witness, after there were fears her identity had been disclosed via Kenyan social media, The Standard reports.
Judge Osuji stated that the Chamber is mindful of Article 68 (1) of the Statute to take measures to among other things to protect the physical and psychological wellbeing of the witness, which has led to members of the public, including MPs who had travelled to the Hague to be locked out of hearings.
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