Court puts Holleeder case on hold

16th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – The court hearing the case against Willem Holleeder and nine other suspects decided today to put all proceedings on hold for the time being. At the beginning of May the court will see whether Holleeder is well enough to appear in court again.

16 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – The court hearing the case against Willem Holleeder and nine other suspects decided today to put all proceedings on hold for the time being. At the beginning of May the court will see whether Holleeder is well enough to appear in court again.

The court wants to handle the trial of Holleeder and that of nine other suspects together as much as possible and make a final ruling in all the cases at the same time. On 7 May the court will reassess the situation.

Only if it emerges in May that Holleeder's recovery will take longer than six months will the other nine cases will be handled separately.

If that is the case then the court will then proceed with those cases in May.

 

On the other hand if Holleeder is expected to soon be able to stand trial then all hearings will resume in September.

The lawyers for the four suspects still in custody had argued last Thursday that their clients' detention will have to be suspended if the court decides to postpone the trial for a long time.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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