Hearsay

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Hearsay

Evidence gathered from a second-hand or even further removed source. That is, the person giving hearsay evidence did not witness or experience the evidence himself/herself. In many jurisdictions, hearsay evidence is not admissible in court, especially in criminal proceedings. There are, however, a number of exceptions to this rule, notably if the original witness is unavailable or dead.
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Ito ngang mga testimonies nya, admission against interests so natural lang yun na meron talaga dyan na madidiskubre na mga irregularities or anomalies na attributed to him," De Lima said.
According to the January 29, 2000 London Independent, Stepashin admitted that plans for the invasion "had been worked out in March," and that the campaign "had to happen even if there were no explosions in Moscow." This was a significant admission against interest on the part of Stepashin, who "played a central role in organizing the military build-up before the invasion," noted the British paper.