Saturday, February 09, 2008

Sobhraj’s lawyer writes to CJ for speedy trial

Suspected international serial killer Charles Gurumukh Sobhraj’s French lawyer, Isabelle Countant Peyre, today wrote to Chief Justice Kedar Prasad Giri, seeking speedy trial of her client’s case in the Supreme Court.Emphasising on his release, she defended her client as innocent and said that thecase against him is entirely fabricated.“I hereby respectfully ask for justice from the honourable justices of the SC, on behalf of Sobhraj and his family, and request that a just verdict be given for his quick release,” the letter stated. “Given the absence of the slightest material evidence, the first two verdicts, pronounced by the Kathmandu District Court and by the Appellate Court, sentenced him to life imprisonment without calling in a single witness and on the basis of flimsy grounds , she claimed.“My client submitted his appeal two years ago to the SC presided by your honour, hoping that justice would prevail at last and that he be allowed to go back to his family,” the letter stated. “I have, as a protective measure, informed the United Nations Committee for Human Rights of Charles Sobhraj’s situation,” she added.

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