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Evidence Keyed to Sklansky
Subramaniam v. Public Prosecutor
Citation:1 W.L.R. 965 (Privy Council 1956)
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The defendant was found guilty of possession of 20 rounds of ammunition. The defendant was found in a wounded condition by government security forces. When he was searched there was found around his waist a leather belt with three pouches containing 20 live rounds of ammunition; no weapon of any description was found upon him or in the immediate vicinity. The defendant argued that he had been captured by terrorists, that at all material times he was acting under duress, and that at the time of his capture he had formed the intent to surrender. The defendant attempted to introduce testimony of conversations that he had with the terrorists. The trial court excluded the evidence saying it was impermissible hearsay.
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