cross-examine


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cross-examine someone

to question someone in court who has already been questioned by the opposing side; to question a suspect or a witness at great length. The lawyer plans to cross-examine the witness tomorrow morning. The police cross-examined the suspect for three hours.
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The second Pakistani judicial commission wants to cross-examine witnesses this time, including the magistrate who recorded the confessional statement of Ajmal Kasab- the lone surviving member of the terror squad responsible for the attacks, who was executed by India on November 21.
India has previously been wary about letting Pakistani officials cross-examine people related to the case, but allowed a Pakistani judicial commission to take the statement of the Indian policemen and the magistrate before whom Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving Pakistani gunman from the Mumbai attacks, made his confession.
NEW DELHI -- Pakistani authorities have sent two requests to India to allow defence lawyers to cross-examine key witnesses in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case, saying any failure to do so could allow the accused in the country to go scot-free, The Economic Times reported Sunday.
because the panel did not have the power to cross-examine four key witnesses.
He had an opportunity at the preliminary hearing to cross-examine the officers concerning inconsistencies in the reports with testimony in court.
The prosecution will cross-examine Anderson on Monday morning.
NEW DELHI -- The Indian government said it will decide on the visit of another Pakistan judicial panel here to cross-examine witnesses related to the trial of the 26/11 Mumbai carnage after completion of internal consultations.
The judge reiterated that the commission constituted for recording the testimonies of four witnesses of the attacks in India was not allowed to cross-examine Indian prosecution witnesses.
Stephen Gilchrist, a prominent criminal lawyer specialising in defence work, says it is a fundamental principle of British justice that the defendant can cross-examine his accuser.
Advocate Khawaja Haris, the Counsel for seven accused including Zaki-ur-Rehman, Hamad Amin Sadiq and Shahid Jamil Riaz, had objected that the commission during its visit collected documents containing written statements of Indian Magistrate, Investigation Officer, Indian Police Chief and doctors but it was not allowed to cross-examine these witnesses.
Unfortunately, in our society it's come to forcing a court to balance a witness's right not to be killed with my client's Sixth Amendment right to cross-examine witnesses,'' said Todd Melnik, the attorney representing inmate Ramon Brizuela, 26.
24 ( ANI ): A judicial commission from Pakistan arrived at a court here on Tuesday to cross-examine the witnesses of the November 26 to 29, 2008 terror attack on major city landmarks that claimed 166 lives.
By Abdullah Al-Mershed KUWAIT, Sept 12 (KUNA) -- The Constitutional Court will hold sessions in early October to cross-examine contestations regarding results of the recent parliamentary elections, announced a senior judge on Thursday.
A MURDERER who raped his girlfriend and stabbed her to death will be able to cross-examine her family in court because of the Coalition's legal aid cuts.
Three defence lawyers will cross-examine and question him based on the statement that he gave to the police and the court," he added.