01 March 2012

Day 78 in a few words

Today, one of the defendants made an extensive statement about the attack on the Taipan, naming his co-accused in their alleged roles, while he himself was only the translator. This comes at a time when the proceedings against five of the accused had already been terminated and only the closing addresses were still to be heard. The court has now reversed the decision to split the trial, so all ten accused are back together because this statement affects all of them. Also still to come are the Indian witnesses from the dhow HudHud, who will also give evidence about the events.

The hearing was adjourned early due to the illness of one of the defendants.