Court name
Special Court for Sierra Leone
Case number
SCSL 16 of 2004

Prosecutor v Alex Tamba Brima & Ors - Order to Submit Indication of Specific Changes to Indictments (SCSL 16 of 2004) [2004] SCSL 41 (26 February 2004);

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[2004] SCSL 41


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THE TRIAL CHAMBER


Before:
Judge Bankole Thompson
Registrar:
Robin Vincent
Date:
26th day of February 2004
PROSECUTOR
Against
Alex Tamba Brima
Brima Bazzy Kamara
Santigie Borbor
Kanu

(Case No.SCSL-04-16-PT)


ORDER TO SUBMIT INDICATION OF SPECIFIC CHANGES TO
INDICTMENTS


Office of the Prosecutor:

Defence Counsel for Alex Tamba
Brima
:
Luc Côté

Terence Terry


Defence Counsel for Brima Bazzy
Kamara
:


Ken Fleming




Defence Counsel for Santigie Borbor
Kanu
:
Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops




I, JUDGE BANKOLE THOMPSON, of the Special Court for Sierra Leone
(“Special Court”), Presiding Judge of the Trial Chamber,


SEIZED of the Request for Leave to File an Amended Indictment filed by
the Office of the Prosecutor (“Prosecution”) on 9 February
2004
(“Motion”) pursuant to Rules 50(A) and 73(A) of the Rules of
Procedure and Evidence of the Special Court (“Rules”);


NOTING the Defence Response filed on behalf of Santigie Brobor Kanu on
17 February 2004 and the Reply to this Response filed by the Prosecution
on 20
February 2004;


NOTING ALSO the Indictments of Alex Tamba Brima filed on 7 March 2003,
Brima Bazzy Kamara filed on 26 May 2003 and Santigie Borbor Kanu filed
on 15
September 2003 (“Original Indictments”);


NOTING ALSO the Consolidated Indictment of the three Accused, filed on
5 February 2004;


CONSIDERING that the fair and expeditious consideration of the Motion
will be advanced by a precise indication of the changes made to the former
indictments;


HEREBY ORDERS the Prosecution to file by 1 March 2004:


  1. In
    narrative or chart-form, a paragraph-by-paragraph comparison of the Consolidated
    Indictment with the Original Indictments, indicating
    the specific source of each
    paragraph in the Consolidated Indictment and any deletions, modifications or
    additions of text thereto;
    and
  2. A
    track-change version of the proposed Amended Indictment as compared to the
    Consolidated Indictment, thereby indicating deletions,
    modifications or
    additions of text.
Done at Freetown this 26th day of February
2004

Judge Bankole Thompson


Presiding Judge,
Trial Chamber



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