Witness testimonies

All publicly accessible witness testimonies provided to the Tribunal are listed below. In a small number of cases, witness testimonies were submitted confidentially to the judges.

Written testimonies:

Haydee Dijkstal, on behalf of the family of Yama SiawashThe murder of Afghan journalist Yama Siawash and the context of (impunity for) violations against the press in Afghanistan Opening hearingHaydee Dijkstal
Gert KuiperThe murder of journalist Jan Kuiper, killed together with Koos Koster, Joop Willemsen en Hans ter Laag in El Salvador in 1982 Opening hearingGert Kuiper

Witness testimonies delivered during the opening hearing on 2 November 2021

Jeroen AkkermansThe case of cameraman Stan Storimans, murdered in Georgia in 2008Jeroen AkkermansJeroen Akkermans (YT)
Matthew Caruana GaliziaThe case of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, murdered in Malta in 2017Matthew Caruana GaliziaMatthew Caruana Galizia short video
Full testimony (07:29:00)
Hatice CengizThe case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, murdered in Turkey in 2018Hatice Cengiz Hatice Cengiz (YT)
Pavla HolcovaThe case of Slovak journalist Ján KuciakPavla Holcova Pavla Holcova (YT)
Karinna MoskalenkoThe cases of Russian journalists Anna Politkovskaya, Dmitry Kholodov and Yuri ShchekochikhinKarinna MoskalenkoKarinna Moskalenko (YT)
Raissa CarrilloPatterns of impunity for crimes against journalists in Colombia Raissa Carrillo Full testimony (01:09:10)
Christophe Deloire On the patterns of crimes against journalist and the systemic obstacles to justice for murders of journalistsChristophe DeloireChristophe Deloire (YT)
Nadim HouryHigh Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom – ‘Advice on Promoting More Effective Investigations into Abuses Against JournalistsNadim HouryNadim Houry (YT)
Fatou Jagne SenghoreSafety of journalists and obstacles to justice in
Fatou Jagne SenghoreFatou Jagne Senghore (YT)
Joel Simon Findings of the Committee to Protect Journalists on impunity for murders of journalists Joel Simon Joel Simon (YT)
Maria RessaOn systematic attacks on independent journalism in the PhilippinesMaria RessaMaria Ressa (YT)
Caoilfhionn Gallagher On obstacles to justice, a broad concept of impunity and accountability, and the specific risks to woman journalistsCaoilfhionn GallagherCaoilfhionn Gallagher (YT)