Complaints against Frenchman’s imprisonment
The Dominican Group for Human Rights (BDDH) has denounced the Dominican State at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for violation of international conventions in the case of Frenchman Christophe Naudin who is in jail for alleged complicity in the escape of the two French pilots sentenced for drug trafficking.
It is stated that both the Dominican State and Egypt violated the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Convention) when Naudin was extradited in March 2016. In particular the process started with recording phone calls without legal permission. Naudin was protected by an Appeal Order issued by a court in Paris but the Egyptian government agreed to his extradition to the Dominican Republic.
Naudin has been held in Najayo jail since 10 March 2016 and claims that he was kidnapped by the Dominican authorities as he had not broken any law.
According to Naudin, the two French pilots were sentenced to 20 years in jail due to an unfair legal process and prosecutors who manipulated the judges in order to cover up the involvement of other Dominicans and to make the United States believe that the Dominican authorities were effective in the fight against drug trafficking.
Source: DR1, Elnuevodiario
Nov 23, 2016
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