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Armorer, Director of National Intelligence testify against 4 political detainees

Author : | Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The four political detainees in the dock - (left to right) Oyai Deng, Pagan Amum, Majak de Agoot and Gatkuoth Luol - Mar 11, 2014

Judges at the special court – hearing the case of the four detainees accused of treason – heard from four witnesses on the prosecution side today.

Yesterday, the High Court Judges asked the Prosecution Counsel to present its remaining witnesses to court.

The leader of the Prosecution Counsel introduced two witnesses this morning, from the four who were brought.

The two are the Director of National Intelligence, Major General Mach Paul Kuol Awal, and the officer in charge of Armory in the Giada barrack.

The two witnesses gave their testimonies to the December incident that the government describes as a coup attempt.

However, during cross examination by the judges and the Defense Counsel, the two witnesses were not able to link the four detainees to the events of the December 15th incident.

The leader of the Prosecution Counsel, James Mayen Oka, told reporters that the prosecution side still has more witnesses to present to the court.

“After finishing of the witnesses, we will turn to the Defense case,” said Mr Mayen. “So far, we have presented about six witnesses; we are left with about six.”

The leader of the Defense Counsel, Monyluak Alor said his team will cross-examine the prosecution witnesses yet to be presented.

“From their [witnesses] testimonies, we don’t have anything to fear ourselves, we feel that there is no danger that they have posed to our case.”

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