9:30am: Upon resumption of proceedings at 9:30am, defense counsel for Mr. Taylor, Courtney Griffiths made an application for the court to move into private session because based on the issues to be discussed, such private session will protect the interest of justice. Prosecution had no objection to the court moving into private session.
The court moved into private session.
When the court resumed in open session, the Trial Chamber granted Defense application for an adjournment of proceedings. The Chamber also ordered the Registry to immediately meet with Mr. Taylor. Presiding Judge, Justice Dougherty adviced that the Registry personel should first confer with defense counsel before meeeting with Mr. Taylor.
Count adjourned and will resume aft 9:30 on Friday July 18, 2008.