Thursday, March 27, 2014

Explanation to the tribunal over alleged criticism

On 23 February 2014, the International Crimes Tribunal 2 issued an order seeking an 'explanation' about criticism of the tribunal contained in three posts in these blogs. The particular blog posts are as follows: Sayedee Indictment - 1971 deaths (published on 11 November 2011), Azad judgement analysis 1: in absentia trials and defence inadequacy (published on 26 January 2013) and Azad judgement analysis 2: Tribunal assumptions (published on 26 January 2013).

This notice was issued following an application made by a lawyer seeking punishment for contempt, and closure of the blog.

On 18 March 2013, an explanation was filed, and the court then set 27 March (today) as a date for a hearing on the explanation to take place. This has now been adjourned until 31 March (Monday)

Below is text of the explanation which was filed with the court one week ago, and about which there will be an oral hearing today. The full document can be downloaded from here