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Thank you. Well, I mentioned an oral decision just before we adjourned. We have had a chance to look at the detail that we needed to check and we are now able to make the following order, but before I read it out I will advise the parties that a written decision will be following either this afternoon, or first thing in the morning.

The following is the Trial Chamber's decision on the public, with confidential annexes A to G, Prosecution notice under Rule 92 bis for the admission of evidence related to inter alia Kono District - TF1-195, TF1-197, TF1-198 and TF1-206. That Prosecution motion was filed on 11 September 2008.

The Trial Chamber grants the application in part and orders that:

1. The prior transcripts and related exhibits relating to the testimony of witnesses TF1-195, TF1-197, TF1-198 and TF1-206.

2. The statement of witness TF1-198 contained in confidential annex E to the motion, and

3. The statement of witness 206 contained in confidential annex G to the motion".

I will pause here to note that annex G has mistakenly been marked as annex F. I will say that again. For 3 the annex G to the motion has mistakenly been shown annexed to the motion as annex F.

Well in regard to those three sets of documents I've just mentioned, they shall be admitted into evidence pursuant to Rule 92 bis provided that the Prosecution shall make the said witnesses available for cross-examination by the Defence.

As I said, a written decision will follow this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

One other decision relating to that motion which I should have read out is that the Trial Chamber further dismisses the Defence application for recision of protective measures in respect of witnesses TF1-195, TF1-197, TF1-198 and TF1-206.

Now while we are on the subject of written decisions, yesterday this Trial Chamber delivered an oral decision on the Prosecution motion, or rather the Prosecution notice under Rule 92 bis for the admission of evidence related to inter alia Kono District - TF1-218 and TF1-304.

I said at the time that the Trial Chamber would file a written decision once Judge Doherty was available to sign it. However, the Trial Chamber has since taken the view that it's not necessary to delay the written decision and consequently it also will be filed today, or first thing in the morning.

Mr Santora?

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