Below you will find a summary of the trial procedure.

1. The presiding judge will ask the court to be seated. She will introduce the case, the members of the court and the persons present at the prosecutor's table.

2. The prosecutor will read the indictment.

3. The presiding judge will ask for the defendant's personal details.

4. The presiding judge will ask the defendant whether he pleads guilty.

5. The prosecutor will make his introductory statement.

6. The defence will comment on the prosecution's introductory statement.

7. The defendant will give evidence.

8. Questioning of witnesses:

- Witnesses called by the prosecution

- Witnesses called by the defence

9. Evidence of court-appointed experts.

10.  Summation by the prosecution.

- Summary of facts as they appear following the presentation of evidence.

- Legal arguments on the question of guilt.

- Legal arguments on issues concerning sentencing.

-  Submission of claim.

11. Summation by defence. This will follow the same format as the prosecution's summation.

12. Response by the prosecution.

13. Rejoinder from the defence.

14. The defendant will have an opportunity to make a statement.

15. The court will rise.

16. The judges will confer.

17. The judgment will be written.

18. The court will pass its sentence.

The trial will commence on Monday 16 April at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to last for 10 weeks. Sentence will be passed 24 August at 10 a.m.

See also the provisional trial timetable.

Read more about the criminal court proceedings.

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