Zenawi’s court adjourned until March 5
Lewit | Feb 19th, 2007
Once all were admitted, not an empty seat remained in the court room. The defendants looked well and were obviously overjoyed to see one another after the long recess– Bertukan especially seemed to enjoy greeting every individual with a kiss before returning to her seat..
After an hour and a half delay, the session began and lasted less than an hour””Judge Adil quickly announced that the court would be adjourned until March 5th, apparently to allow for 3 things
1. The translation into Amharic of the press conference given by Hailu Shawel shortly after the elections to the American Press Club
2. The translation of all written documents into Amharic, apparently to be provided to all defendants at the next hearing
3. To allow for the compilation of all election results and reports from the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE)
A low, collective moan was heard from the bench of the defendants at this announcement, before they were ushered out of the court room and driven away in two separate buses before the smiling, waving crowd of spectators that had gathered outside to show their support.