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Gdim Izik Trial: Court Refuses Illegal International Medical Expertise for Suspects, Public Prosecutor

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The Salé Appeal Court refused, as part of the trial of Gdim Izik suspects, to grant international medical expertise for the suspects for its illegal aspect while answering the request of their defence, in the respect of their right, to present their conclusions on expertise reports practised in the previous hearing.
Gdim Izik Trial: Court Refuses Illegal International Medical Expertise for Suspects, Public Prosecutor
19 May 2017

During the examining of medical expertise practised on suspects while in custody, five out of whom refused it under the pretext of wanting an international expertise, the defence submitted a request to extend the deadline for examining this request, said, on Thursday, public prosecutor at the Rabat appeal court Hassan Daki in a statement to the press.

The public prosecutor and the civil party defence refused this request, submitted during the previous hearings, for the lack of a legal basis in the Moroccan penal code, in addition, it also represents a prejudice to national sovereignty, Daki said.

He also said that at the end of the hearing, the court decided to postpone the case until June 5 to examine it and ordered the clerk of the court to inform the accused of the developments of the hearing, which was attended by the sued suspects except four of them who handed medical certificates by the prison physician.

The hearing was also marked by the court appearance of two suspects sued out of jail, witnesses mainly writers of minutes, and lawyers appointed by the court for the suspects, as part of legal assistance and civil party's defence, while two other suspects decided to boycott the trial by not attending the hearings, the public prosecutor said.

The court decided afterwards to try them in absentia, pursuant to article 423 of the penal code, inform them about the trial developments at the end of the audience, through the clerk , and write the minutes of it, he added.

In accordance with the court's order, the clerk went to the prison where the accused are detained to read the minutes for 8 suspects, while another 9 refused to hear him, he said, adding that the clerk also went to the prison where the 4 absentees are held to inform them about the trial. 

Last modified : 19 May 2017

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