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Shala trial adjourned for the week
The trial will resume on Monday, 5 June, at 09:30.
Judge Stensland re-elected presiding Judge of the KSC Specialist Chamber of the Constitutional Court
In a decision issued on 1 June 2023, the Judges of the Specialist Chamber of the Constitutional Court (SCCC), in accordance with the Rules of Procedure for the SCCC, decided to elect Judge Vidar Stensland as Presiding Judge of the SCCC for a term of one year commencing on 1 June 2023.
New Specialist Prosecutor
Following the appointment of new Specialist Prosecutor Kimberly West, we issued two Press Releases today, which can be read here.
Shala trial: 7th SPO witness resumes testimony
SPO’s protected witness TW4-01 resumes his testimony in the Shala trial. He is currently being cross-examined by the Defence.
KSC Weekly Press Briefing on 1 June 2023: transcript
Here is the transcript of today's KSC Weekly Press Briefing.
KSC Weekly Press Briefing on 1 June
Another KSC weekly press briefing will take place on Thursday, 1 June at 14:30. During this briefing, the KSC Spokespersons will provide a short update on the latest developments in the judicial proceedings before the KSC, as well as on other public activities of the Court. Journalists will have the opportunity to ask questions. Pre-registration is required to attend each briefing. To pre-register, please send an email with name and affiliation to [email protected]. Deadline for pre-registration is every Thursday at 12:00. The Zoom details will be shared following pre-registration. Recordings of the update provided during the Weekly Press Briefings will be made available on the KSC YouTube Channel.
Shala trial: no hearing tomorrow, trial resumes Friday
Today’s hearing in the Shala case has adjourned. The trial will resume on Friday, 2 June, and the hearing, previously scheduled for tomorrow (1 June) is cancelled.
Shala trial will last longer today
Today’s hearing in the Shala case will continue for longer than scheduled - it is expected to last until 16:30 (live) or 17:15 (delayed feed).
Shala trial: 7th SPO witness continues testimony
Prosecution resumes direct examination of its protected witness TW4-01.
Shala trial: next SPO witness testifying
Another protected witness has commenced testimony in the Shala trial this morning. The witness with the pseudonym TW4-01 is the 7th SPO witness so far. The Panel announced that, due to the protection of the witness’ identity and his well-being, it is envisaged that his testimony will be given to a large extent in private session. The Panel also said that, following the completion of the evidence of this witness, the transcript of his testimony will be revised in due course and will be made public, as much as possible.