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The trial

Once the jury is empanelled the trial begins. The prosecutor makes an opening statement to the jury and then calls the prosecution witnesses one by one.

Witnesses must either take an oath on the Bible, Koran or other appropriate religious text or solemnly declare to tell the truth (an affirmation).

The prosecutor then questions the witnesses (examination-in-chief) who may then be asked questions (cross-examined) by the accused's lawyer.

The trial  :  Last Revised: Fri Jan 8th 2016
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