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Ruto and Sang case — “In the Courtroom” programme television: Witness P-0409, 20-28 February 2014

Posted by African Press International on March 4, 2014

Situation: The Republic of Kenya
Case: The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang

Ruto and Sang case — “In the Courtroom” programme (television and radio): Witness P-0409, 20-28 February 2014

This issue of the “In the Courtroom” programme contains a summary of the testimony of the 12th Prosecution witness, who testified under the pseudonym ‘P-0409’, in the trial of William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang. The witness testified under the protective measures of facial pixilation and voice distortion. Parts of the testimony were given in private sessions, closed to the public, in order to preserve the confidentiality of the identity of witness. The “Trial in Context” segment features guest speaker Maria Kamara, Field Outreach Coordinator (Kenya), speaking about the role of the Judges in the proceedings.

“In the Courtroom”, a television and radio programme produced by PIDS/Outreach, contains summaries of the proceedings. Each episode also includes a segment called “The Trial in Context”, which explains one aspect of the proceedings. The purpose of this programme is to provide information and ensure the publicity of the proceedings in Kenya and elsewhere, but also to educate viewers on matters related to the proceedings. Each programme lasts about 10 minutes.

The programmes are produced at the end of each witness’s testimony and complement the daily uploads of the entire public proceedings in this case.

Background of the case: The trial of William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang opened on 10 September 2013. 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. 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.

Source: The ICC


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