ICC case resumes: Ruto and Sang case/’In the Courtroom’
Posted by African Press International on June 19, 2014
Ruto and Sang case – “In the Courtroom” programme (television and radio): Witness P-0247, 16-17 June 2014
Situation: The Republic of Kenya
Case: The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang
This issue of the “In the Courtroom” programme contains a summary of the testimony of the 18th Prosecution witness, who testified under the pseudonym ‘P-0247’, in the trial of William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang before the International Criminal Court (ICC). The “Trial in Context” segment features guest speaker Maria Kamara, Field Outreach Coordinator (Kenya), and Catherine Mabille, Defence Counsel, speaking about the rights of the Defence.
“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 on 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 ICC, Hague