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Less than half of residents follow court process three years after Zolitude tragedy

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU21 November 2016 marked three years since Zolitude tragedy. There have been many turns in related court processes – new facts have surfaced thanks to witness accounts, an agreement has been reached between victims and companies involved in the court process and construction matters have been put up for public discussion.

SKDS has performed a study to determine how the opinions of Latvian residents towards court processes regarding Zolitude tragedy have changed three years after the event. Respondents were asked how much they are interested in the tragedy, if they follow news and reports from court processes. 52.0% of respondents said they are interested in the matter and 42.3% said they are not interested in it at all.

When asked specifically about the ways they follow developments in court processes associated with Zolitude tragedy, 53.9% of respondents said they are not interested at all – 38.5% said they are more likely uninterested and 15.4% said they are completely uninterested. 40.1% of respondents said they follow the progress of court processes – 36.5% said they are more likely interested and 3.6% said they are very interested, as reported by SKDS.

Answering the question how they view the progress in court processes – whether or not progress is stifled or good, respondents most often said the court process is being delayed (68.7%). One-fifth of respondents (21.1%) said it is hard for them to say. Only one-tenth of respondents (10.1%) said the court processes progress at adequate speed.

In relation to the agreement between Maxima Latvija, Tineo and families of victims, 46.4% of respondents said it is a major turn in the case. 33.0% of respondents said it was nothing signifiacant. 20.6% of respondents said it was hard for them to make a decision in this matter.

When asked how they view the agreed size of compensations to be paid to victims (EUR 100,000), 60.3% of respondents said it is enough. 20.0% of respondents view the outcome neutrally.

When asked if all defendants should sign an agreement with victims, 52.7% of respondents said they should. 38.9% of respondents found it difficult to formulate an opinion on this matter.

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