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The court also authorized the plaintiffs to take depositions of third-party witnesses in Ethiopia. Samantar had argued that Ethiopia would be a hostile location for the witnesses. But the Court disagreed, concluding that Ethiopia is a viable locale.
CJA and pro-bono co-counsel Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld anticipate taking witness depositions in Ethiopia in August.
These rulings mean that the case against General Samantar is on track to go to trial before the end of the year.