Court is back in session.

Defense is objecting to the admission of a letter allegedly from Samuel Bockarie “to whom it may concern” – a fax discussed in testimony yesterday – on the grounds that there has been no proof of its authenticity.  Witness said he couldn’t recall exactly how he’d got it.

Prosecutor Nick Koumjian: At international tribunals, it is standard practice that questions of a document’s authenticity go to their weight.  Prosecution will introduce other documents with the same signature, so this document is relative for comparison to documents to be submitted later.

Judge Sebutinde: It is the majority view of the chamber that the document is relevant to the case.  The question of authenticity and origin, according to the majority, go to weight – which will be considered at the appropriate time. 

The document is being admitted into evidence now.