Court name
Special Court for Sierra Leone
Case number
SCSL 15 of 2004

Prosecutor v Issa Hassan Sesay & Ors - Order for Commencement of Trial (SCSL 15 of 2004) [2004] SCSL 93 (11 May 2004);

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[2004] SCSL 93


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THE TRIAL CHAMBER


Before:
Judge Bankole Thompson, Presiding Judge
Judge Benjamin Mutanga
Itoe
Judge Pierre Boutet
Registrar:
Robin Vincent
Date:
11 May 2004
PROSECUTOR
Against
SAM HINGA NORMAN
MOININA FOFANA
ALLIEU
KONDEWA

(Case No.SCSL-04-14-PT)


ORDER FOR COMMENCEMENT OF TRIAL


Office of the Prosecutor:

Defence Counsel for Sam Hinga
Norman
:
Luc Côté
James Johnson

James Jenkins-Johnston


Defence Counsel for Moinina
Fofana
:


Michiel Pestman


Defence Counsel for Allieu Kondewa
Charles
Margai


THE TRIAL CHAMBER (“Trial Chamber”) of the Special Court
for Sierra Leone (“Special Court”) composed of Judge Bankole
Thompson,
Presiding Judge, Judge Benjamin Mutanga Itoe and Judge Pierre
Boutet;

NOTING the Decision and Order on Prosecution Motions for Joinder filed
on 27 January 2004, ordering a joint trial of the three accused Sam
Hinga
Norman, Allieu Kondewa and Moinina Fofana;

NOTING the Consolidated Indictment filed 5 February 2004;

NOTING the submissions of the parties at the Pre-Trial Conference held
on 28 April 2004;

NOTING the Orders of this Chamber on Protective Measures for Witnesses
and Victims and for Non-public Disclosure in the cases against Sam
Hinga Norman
of 23 May 2003[1],
against Allieu Kondewa of 10 October
2003[2] and against
Moinina Fofana of 16 October
2003[3] (collectively
“the CDF Protective Measures Orders”);

NOTING also the Prosecution Motion for Modification of Protective
Measures for Witnesses, filed 4 May 2004, in which it seeks modification
of the
CDF Protective Measures Orders;

PURSUANT to Rule 54 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the
Special Court for Sierra Leone;

HEREBY ORDERS that:

  1. The
    joint trial of the three accused Sam Hinga Norman, Allieu Kondewa and Moinina
    Fofana shall commence on Thursday 3 June 2004, at
    10.00 am; and
  2. Without
    prejudice to the Prosecution Motion for Modification of Protective Measures, the
    CDF Protective Measures Orders are amended
    only to the extent that the
    Prosecution shall disclose to the Defence the identifying data of the first 10
    witnesses it intends to
    call by Wednesday 12 May 2004.
Done at Freetown this 11th Day of May 2004

Judge Bankole Thompson
Presiding Judge, Trial Chamber

[Seal of the Special Court for Sierra Leone]



[1] Prosecutor v
Sam Hinga Norman
, SCSL-03-08, Decision on the Prosecution motion for immediate protective
measures for witnesses and victims and for non-public disclosure
, 23 May
2003.
[2]
Prosecutor v Allieu Kondewa, SCSL-03-12, Ruling on the Prosecution Motion
for Immediate Protective Measures for Witnesses and Victims and for Non-Public
Disclosure
and Urgent Request for Interim Measures until Appropriate Protective
Measures are in Place, 10 October
2003.
[3]
Prosecutor v Moinina Fofana, SCSL-03-11, Decision on the Prosecution motion for immediate protective
measures for witnesses and victims and for non-public disclosure
, 16 October
2003.