10 November 2011

Court Report 2 November 2011

Two of the three court translators are missing today because they are sick with food poisoning. The judge declines the application from the previous hearing to summon Abdulei Dhagawayne (Big Ears).

The prosecution has had enough and wants to proceed with the closing statements. They also demand to have the last word. The defence is upset and accuses the prosecution of ignoring the proceedings, especially the fact that this is a youth court. The judge clarifies that first the Youth Aid and the report from the remand prison will have to be heard and that the trial can't close today simply because the translators are missing. One of the accused offers to help the court, although he claims to have been betrayed by the Dutch marines.