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Prosecutor: Lembergs is trying to delay the viewing of the case

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Tuesday, 28 June, criminally accused Aivars Lembergs submitted a complaint against prosecutor Juris Jurass.

Lembergs presented the court with a long speech on Tuesday. He explained that it was about companies in which actual beneficiaries, according to the prosecutor, are Lembergs’ family members.

At one point Jurass objected to Lembergs’ explanation, saying that Lembergs’ intention is to prolong the viewing of the case. Lembergs objected in return.

«The request was prepared in connection to cause and effect. Picking something out of context would not be right,» – emphasized the prosecutor, protesting against the court’s refusal to allow him to voice his request to make Lembergs explain his motivation.

«I only wish to use my rights, but you keep voicing threats to me,» – Lembergs told the court, questioning the judges’ objectiveness.

Prosecutors of the case had previously submitted a request to announce a break until Tuesday, 28 June. This was necessary for the prosecutor’s office to prepare amended charges. The court satisfied this request.

Judge Boris Geimans later mentioned that the request for a complaint cannot be submitted and motivated based on behavior and actions of the prosecutor during the criminal process. Lembergs, on the other hand, said that the court refuses to allow him to use his rights in court, adding that courts have yet to deny a request from the side of the prosecution.

The court then left for a five-minute break. Lembergs was asked a short explanation of his motivation. After the break, Lembergs emotionally explained that he is denied the right to speak freely, adding that this applies not only to denying his complaints, but also ‘theft and robbery in an organized group’.

«Why do you have such antipathy towards me – political party, nationality?» – Lembergs rhetorically asked the judge.

One of the prosecutors asked the court to stop Lembergs giving his speech, because by then he’d been talking for more than an hour without giving any clear motivation to his request. Prosecutors also asked the court to apply sanctions to Lembergs – a warning – for wasting the court’s valuable time on things that have no relation to the case.

The court satisfied the prosecutor’s request and decided to end Lembergs’ speech. One of Lembergs’ lawyers, Irina Kauke, asked the court to allow her to continue listening to her client’s motivation, which was met with a great degree of protests from both the prosecutors and the courts.

It is worth mentioning that the court also refused to accept Lembergs’ complaint against prosecutor Jurass.

Previously, defence requested the court to invite additional witnesses. Today the court declined this request.

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