Dutchman in Mexican jail hopes to be released soon

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Dutchman Free Bronkhorst has already spent more than a year in a Mexican jail because of his involvement in a fight.

Mr Bronkhorst, who has a Spanish mother, was in Mexico to open a bed & breakfast. He got involved in a fight with two men during a night out in Cancún. One of the two was Ivan Ferrat Mancera, the brother of local politician. The lawyer for Mr Mancera claims his client was so brutally beaten he went into a coma, but Mr Bronkhorst says he is the one who was attacked, and footage from a surveillance camera corroborates his version of events. A doctor who examined Mr Mancera says he did sustain injuries but did not go into a coma. Mr Bronkhorst expects the Cancún court will hand down its ruling in about two to six months. He says he is not sure if the court will rule in his favour because the case involved the relative of a politician.


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