Your Honour, the Prosecution has a request that in the future both parties, before asking particular information about the family members of witnesses which are testifying openly in public session, that we go to private session for that information when it is relevant. The reason being that we believe that this could intimidate future witnesses if the names of their family members, who themselves are not involved in the proceedings, are made public.
We do this because we have received information that witnesses are concerned about the safety of their family members and their confidentiality and particularly in a case where, for example, just yesterday afternoon, at the end of the direct examination, the Court received testimony concerning the murder of Sam Bockarie's children because, according to the testimony, of the involvement of the Special Court. We want just to be safe for all witnesses. If the information is relevant it certainly should come out, but we would just request all parties go to private session to bring that out.