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Anyone has the right to refuse to appear in court to witness for anyone, no mandatory but discretionary upon the witness decision to say yes or no, you cannot force witness to testify for U

Postby Halafi Mengedi » 28 Dec 2017, 16:31


Jury duty is mandatory for all American citizens to show up at the courthouse if the court asks you to be part of the jury pool from your neighborhood or zip code but for witness up to the person willing to witness for X and Y not forcible.

Prisoners in Ethiopia are politicizing and making it public theater and must be told prisoner does not have any right and he cannot force PM, presidents and other important people to spare their time for nothing to appease criminals. They have the right to say no and there is no law anywhere to force witness to appear in court to testify on behalf of anyone, it is up to the witness to volunteer or refuse to testify. Representative of the accused or accuser can ask anyone to testify for them but the assumed witness does not have any mandatory to show up in court against his or her will, it is up to them to say yes or no. First of all, when the representative lawyer seek witness he must talk the witness first if the witness is willing to do so and if the witness has any relevance to the case, even the witness willing to testify but the lawyer find him not helpful to the case he can say we do not need you. At the same time if the lawyer finds the witness very helpful to his client case and ask witness to show up in court, the witness can say no and no one has the right to force him to show up in court to testify. What is going in Ethiopia court is totally wrong, PHD and other officials can say no and they do not need to give any reason why they do not want because it is their right to say no or yes.



Re: Anyone has the right to refuse to appear in court to witness for anyone, no mandatory but discretionary upon the witness decision to say yes or no, you cannot force witness to testify for U

Postby Halafi Mengedi » 29 Dec 2017, 02:08


I cannot believe Getachew Reda does not advise about the law what prisoners are saying to abuse the right they got. How on earth a court orders witness to appear, it is up to the defendant lawyer to find witness and talk to them if they have something can help his case if not he pass on. The defendant lawyer never talked to anyone of the witness called to appear this is another strange practice in the country. Moving forward they should ignore any political prisoner to request any high ranking official to waste their time, they have the right not to testify for anyone. I hope Getachew Assefa reads this thread and advise official to tell them get lost. Court allows witness to testify or reject them but court does not have any mandate to order citizen to force to testify on behalf of anyone regardless.



Re: Anyone has the right to refuse to appear in court to witness for anyone, no mandatory but discretionary upon the witness decision to say yes or no, you cannot force witness to testify for U

Postby Benn » 29 Dec 2017, 07:48


If one witnessed a crime (or has information about a crime), one is obliged, by law, to provide the information to the Police; otherwise, he/she will be accused of obstruction of justice, unless of course, the information implicates himself or his close family members (wife, children).

Halafi Mengedi wrote:
Jury duty is mandatory for all American citizens to show up at the courthouse if the court asks you to be part of the jury pool from your neighborhood or zip code but for witness up to the person willing to witness for X and Y not forcible.

Prisoners in Ethiopia are politicizing and making it public theater and must be told prisoner does not have any right and he cannot force PM, presidents and other important people to spare their time for nothing to appease criminals. They have the right to say no and there is no law anywhere to force witness to appear in court to testify on behalf of anyone, it is up to the witness to volunteer or refuse to testify. Representative of the accused or accuser can ask anyone to testify for them but the assumed witness does not have any mandatory to show up in court against his or her will, it is up to them to say yes or no. First of all, when the representative lawyer seek witness he must talk the witness first if the witness is willing to do so and if the witness has any relevance to the case, even the witness willing to testify but the lawyer find him not helpful to the case he can say we do not need you. At the same time if the lawyer finds the witness very helpful to his client case and ask witness to show up in court, the witness can say no and no one has the right to force him to show up in court to testify. What is going in Ethiopia court is totally wrong, PHD and other officials can say no and they do not need to give any reason why they do not want because it is their right to say no or yes.



Re: Anyone has the right to refuse to appear in court to witness for anyone, no mandatory but discretionary upon the witness decision to say yes or no, you cannot force witness to testify for U

Postby Halafi Mengedi » 29 Dec 2017, 12:02


The court request on behalf of political prisoner is not criminal, it is civil and nothing to do the PM or presidents, this is a show of political maneuver for his own drama to the public.

Anyone who was part of the crime or subject to the crime yes he or she is part of the investigation by the police at the time crime committed but DA cannot pull anyone to witness for them even says yes then changed his or her mind no obligation the court to order. Court does not order witness but layer ask the court to allow his witness, it is between the lawyer of the defendant or accuser to arrange not the court. In Ethiopia the court is asking them to show up which is totally wrong, this should not be court mandate but lawyer arrangement and the court can allow xy witness or deny.


Benn wrote:If one witnessed a crime (or has information about a crime), one is obliged, by law, to provide the information to the Police; otherwise, he/she will be accused of obstruction of justice, unless of course, the information implicates himself or his close family members (wife, children).

Halafi Mengedi wrote:
Jury duty is mandatory for all American citizens to show up at the courthouse if the court asks you to be part of the jury pool from your neighborhood or zip code but for witness up to the person willing to witness for X and Y not forcible.

Prisoners in Ethiopia are politicizing and making it public theater and must be told prisoner does not have any right and he cannot force PM, presidents and other important people to spare their time for nothing to appease criminals. They have the right to say no and there is no law anywhere to force witness to appear in court to testify on behalf of anyone, it is up to the witness to volunteer or refuse to testify. Representative of the accused or accuser can ask anyone to testify for them but the assumed witness does not have any mandatory to show up in court against his or her will, it is up to them to say yes or no. First of all, when the representative lawyer seek witness he must talk the witness first if the witness is willing to do so and if the witness has any relevance to the case, even the witness willing to testify but the lawyer find him not helpful to the case he can say we do not need you. At the same time if the lawyer finds the witness very helpful to his client case and ask witness to show up in court, the witness can say no and no one has the right to force him to show up in court to testify. What is going in Ethiopia court is totally wrong, PHD and other officials can say no and they do not need to give any reason why they do not want because it is their right to say no or yes.



Re: Anyone has the right to refuse to appear in court to witness for anyone, no mandatory but discretionary upon the witness decision to say yes or no, you cannot force witness to testify for U

Postby Benn » 29 Dec 2017, 12:24


The court (the judge) ordered them to appear because either the DA or the Defendant's layer has pleaded the Court to do so. The DA or the Defendant's Lawyer can't drag a witness to court, they can only plead with the Court to order the Police to notify the Witness to come and testify, or "drag" him there.


Halafi Mengedi wrote:The court request on behalf of political prisoner is not criminal, it is civil and nothing to do the PM or presidents, this is a show of political maneuver for his own drama to the public.

Anyone who was part of the crime or subject to the crime yes he or she is part of the investigation by the police at the time crime committed but DA cannot pull anyone to witness for them even says yes then changed his or her mind no obligation the court to order. Court does not order witness but layer ask the court to allow his witness, it is between the lawyer of the defendant or accuser to arrange not the court. In Ethiopia the court is asking them to show up which is totally wrong, this should not be court mandate but lawyer arrangement and the court can allow xy witness or deny.


Benn wrote:If one witnessed a crime (or has information about a crime), one is obliged, by law, to provide the information to the Police; otherwise, he/she will be accused of obstruction of justice, unless of course, the information implicates himself or his close family members (wife, children).

Halafi Mengedi wrote:
Jury duty is mandatory for all American citizens to show up at the courthouse if the court asks you to be part of the jury pool from your neighborhood or zip code but for witness up to the person willing to witness for X and Y not forcible.

Prisoners in Ethiopia are politicizing and making it public theater and must be told prisoner does not have any right and he cannot force PM, presidents and other important people to spare their time for nothing to appease criminals. They have the right to say no and there is no law anywhere to force witness to appear in court to testify on behalf of anyone, it is up to the witness to volunteer or refuse to testify. Representative of the accused or accuser can ask anyone to testify for them but the assumed witness does not have any mandatory to show up in court against his or her will, it is up to them to say yes or no. First of all, when the representative lawyer seek witness he must talk the witness first if the witness is willing to do so and if the witness has any relevance to the case, even the witness willing to testify but the lawyer find him not helpful to the case he can say we do not need you. At the same time if the lawyer finds the witness very helpful to his client case and ask witness to show up in court, the witness can say no and no one has the right to force him to show up in court to testify. What is going in Ethiopia court is totally wrong, PHD and other officials can say no and they do not need to give any reason why they do not want because it is their right to say no or yes.



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