The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

Madam President, the Defence's next witness is DCT-179. I will be leading that witness in examination-in-chief. The witness is subject to a protective measures decision issued by this Trial Chamber on 27 May 2009. The decision is at CMS 782, and in respect of this decision, Madam President, I wish to make an application.

Your Honours will recall that the decision granted the witness, among others, the protective measure of a pseudonym. Now, we have since spoken with the witness and the witness wishes to testify openly. He wishes to disclose his name to the public. There is an aspect of your decision that makes the measure of pseudonym applicable until the conclusion of the proceedings.

Consequently, I make an oral application to your Honours for recision of that protective measure pseudonym and I would make an inquiry whether the Prosecution has any objection to that application.

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