Cases heard by unqualified judge retried

6th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

6 November 2007, DEN BOSCH - The court in Den Bosch will decide on Tuesday on a number of cases that had been handled by an unqualified judge. The court will consider 11 cases in which a final verdict had been pronounced. The doors of the court in chambers will be open under exceptional circumstances today as well to handle the appeal that the justice department has filed against the release of eight suspects from pre-trial custody.

6 November 2007

DEN BOSCH  - The court in Den Bosch will decide on Tuesday on a number of cases that had been handled by an unqualified judge. The court will consider 11 cases in which a final verdict had been pronounced. The doors of the court in chambers will be open under exceptional circumstances today as well to handle the appeal that the justice department has filed against the release of eight suspects from pre-trial custody.

The justice department will ask the court to annul the sentences that were signed by the unappointed judge. The cases will again be put before the court and retried from the beginning. Among the cases is that of a 42-year-old man from Bakel who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and mandatory psychiatric treatment for sexual offences involving six minor foster children.

It is not yet known when the court will pronounce verdicts in the 11 cases. The court in chambers hopes to rule on the pre-trial custody of the eight released suspects by the end of the afternoon on Tuesday.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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