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Lembergs once again rejects court composition in his criminal case

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUVentspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs, who is accused of serious crimes, rejected the composition of the court on Monday, 12 February. He said that judges are unable to provide an objective and fair viewing of the criminal case.

Lembergs claims his fundamental rights were breached during the viewing of the criminal case. This includes, according to him, his participation in inspection of each piece of evidence was not allowed, and that he was not provided with sufficient information regarding the charges presented to him.

In his statement, Lembergs referenced several court hearings that have taken place so far. He mostly focused on cases when the court declined questions raised by the defence.

Lembergs justified his plea in accordance with Section 92 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, the Law on Judicial Power and several international documents.

Lembergs is accused of bribery is especially large amounts, money laundering, fraud, participation in property deals prohibited to him due to his post, abuse of official power and other crimes.

In addition to Lembergs, other suspects in this case include his son Anrijs and the aforementioned Sormulis. All three deny their guilt in the crimes they are accused of.

The case is compiled in 200 volumes and two criminal processes that were submitted to court by the prosecutor’s office in the second half of 2008.

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  1. Zerry says:

    For someone it seems to be so easy to make Latvian court system look like base of dummies.

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  2. Chris says:

    I want to know why Lembergs is allowed to reject the composition of the Court? Is he just going to keep rejecting until he gets some friends in the judiciary how can be bribed to protect him?

    It is thoroughly flawed that the defendant can shop around for a panel of Judges to suit themselves.

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  3. McB says:

    Meanwhile million of the budget money are simple stolen, in plain sight. And citizens are to retarded to see that.

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