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Contradiction: Drafting of the February 18th letter purportedly by the Imam

Mr Sachedina told Mr Jiwa that the Imam showed Mr Sachedina a draft of the second letter before signing it. Mr Sachedina told Mr. Tajdin that the Imam was away travelling when he drafted the second letter.

[Note: Extracts of Federal Court Transcripts of Cross-Examinations held August 2010 for Summary Judgement Motions in the Aga Khan Copyright Lawsuit
Sections starting with N. Tajdin #... Means Nagib Tajdin is the one answering questions in the next section
Sections starting with Jiwa #... Means Alnaz Jiwa is the one answering questions in the next section
Sections starting with Sachedina #... Means Shafik Sachedina is the one answering questions in the next section
Sections starting with Bhaloo #... Means Aziz Bhaloo is the one answering questions in the next section
]


Sachedina #505 - #509:
Cross-Examination by Mr Jiwa.
Q. When did you first see this letter?
A. After it was -- I was given a copy of this letter after it was sent to you, to Nagib. But I had seen a draft.
Q. Of the letter?
A. Yes.
Q. And did he send it to you for your in--
A. No. He just wanted me to look at the draft and he was going to sign this. And that's precisely -- the date is 18th of February.
Q. And then you reviewed the draft before he sent it out?
A. I saw the draft.
Q. Before he signed and sent it over?
A. Yes, I saw the draft.


Sachedina #697 - #702:
Cross-Examination by Mr Tajdin.
Q. Do you remember if he was travelling at that time?
A. I believe so.
Q. Okay. So that letter he wrote on 18th was not written from Paris then. From where --
A. Which letter are we talking about; the first or the second letter?
Q. The second.
A. I believe he was not at base at that time.
Q. He was not. Do you know which secretary typed that letter?
A. I understand there's a correspondence from Ann-Valerie.
Q. Did she type that letter?
A. Well, she was a secretary I believe accompanying His Highness, to the best of my knowledge. I believe that she was a secretary travelling with His Highness at the time.
Q. Okay. Is it -- okay. We'll leave it at this.


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