By Mahlet Fasil
The prosecutor’s witness hearing against the defendants in Jawar Mohammed’s file which was set to be held today was suspended after the defense team appealed to Federal Supreme Court cassation Bench objecting an earlier decision by the Federal High Court to resume prosecutors witness hearing without Four defendants in the file who declined to appear in the hearings.
Their lawyer Kedir Bulo told Addis Standard that on July 28,2021 the Federal High Court, Lideta Branch, First Constitutional and Anti-Terrorism Bench decided to hold the prosecutors’ witness hearing between November 1-5, 2021 in absence of the Four defendants. The lawyers therefore appealed at the Federal supreme court cassation Bench, to reverse the federal high court’s decision to proceed with prosecutor’s witness hearing.
Kedir added that the prosecutor also appealed at the Federal Supreme Court Cassation Bench for the second time objecting the decision by Federal High Court, Lideta Branch, First Constitutional and Anti-Terrorism Bench to hold prosecutor’s witnesses hearing in open sessions.