Taylor accuses United States of conspiring against him: At the sentencing hearing on Wednesday, Liberian former President Charles Taylor, accused the United States of conspiracy to oust and try him. His defence team claimed that the 80 years jail term proposed by prosecution was like a life sentence. But the prosecution requested the judges to consider the massive scale and the extreme brutality of the crimes committed in Sierra Leone.
Libya : Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo backed Tripoli’s judicial strategy when presenting before UN Security Council his third progress report about the situation in Libya on Wednesday. Libya requests the right to judge Saif al-Islam Gaddafi on its soil.
Ocampo seeks arrest for FDLR Commander: On Monday, Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo requested for the arrest of Rwandese rebel leader, Sylvestre Mudacumura, for crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in North and South Kivu Provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Special hearing for Bizimana resumes: On Monday at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), special hearings to preserve evidence for ex-Rwandan Defence Minister, Augustin Bizimana resumed with presentation defence testimony.
The Judges and the parties in the case of Augustin Ngirabatware will conduct visits at various sites in Rwanda starting Monday. The same day, specials hearings to preserve defence evidence for fugitive Augustin Bizimana are set to continue and there will be also resumption of similar proceedings involving another fugitive Felicien Kabuga.
Scholar Leon Mugesera, who was extradited to Rwanda from Canada in January 2012, will go back to court on Thursday.
There will be continuation of closing arguments in Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo case at the International Criminal Court on Monday.