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78.—(1) Except for an appellant and any expert or character witness, a witness as to fact shall not, except by leave of the judge advocate, be in court while not under examination.
(2) If while a witness is under examination a question arises as to the admissibility of a question or otherwise with regard to the evidence, the judge advocate may direct the witness to withdraw until the question is determined.
(3) The judge advocate may direct any expert or character witness present in court to withdraw if the judge advocate considers his presence undesirable.
(4) For the purposes of this rule a witness is in court if he is able to see and hear the court through a live link.
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