Tri­als back on track: Jud­ge remains ho­pe­ful

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

At the re­sump­ti­on of tri­als on Tues­day Jud­ge Di­nesh Se­wra­tan poin­ted out that hol­ding tri­als in the old court buil­ding is not ide­al but that “we ha­ve good ho­pe.” He al­so poin­ted out that it is high­ly li­ke­ly that tri­als will be held in the buil­ding for the next two months. He ex­plai­ned that tri­als could not be post­po­ned lon­ger than 2 months. He al­so poin­ted out that pe­o­p­le can still smell the fresh paint in the courtroom and that no wa­ter ca­me out of the fau­cet. He ho­pes that the pro­blem will be ad­dres­sed so that the­re can be wa­ter. “We will ma­ke the best of it,” said Jud­ge Se­wra­tan. The­re is very litt­le free spa­ce in the court room whe­re four ben­ches ha­ve been pla­ced. The jud­ge ma­de it clear that he wan­ted en­ough po­li­ce of­fi­cers in the courtroom for se­cu­ri­ty pur­po­ses. De­fen­se At­tor­ney Ha­rold Belfor who vi­si­ted the old court buil­ding on Tues­day poin­ted out that two courtrooms ha­ve fur­ni­tu­re and that the courtrooms are very small. On­ly a few mem­bers of the pu­blic are the­re­fo­re al­lo­wed to at­tend the tri­als.

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