The day was fixed for the resubmission by the prosecution to the tribunal of formal charges against Gholam Azam. On 26 December, the tribunal had given them back to the prosecution as they were not provided in a systematic way
The chief prosecutor handed in the documents and the judges took time to look at them and discuss amongst themselves.
The chairman then passed an order acknowledging the submission and setting 9 January as the date for dealing with cognisance.
He also stated that the application by the defence questioning whether the tribunal’s procedures allowed the resubmission of the documents in this way would be on the same date