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Time is running out for Odebrecht appeals

On Thursday, 29 June 2017 at midnight, the time period for filing appeals for those accused in the Odebrecht bribe case comes to an end. The appeals are expected to be against the coercive measures handed down by Supreme Court Judge Francisco Ortega Polanco.

The first appeal was filed last Friday, 23 June, by the defense lawyers of the ex Minister of Industry and Commerce Juan Temístocles Montás, against his remand in custody. His attorneys, Doctors Alejandro Rodríguez, Luz Díaz Rodríguez and José de Jesús Bergés said that the judge’s decision was a violation of the due process of the defense, dignity of the person and the presumption of innocence during the process.

The lawyers for the president of the Revolutionary Modern Party (PRM) Andrés Bautista, filed their appeal against the six months on remand in jail on Monday 26 June 2017. Lawyer Carlos Salcedo is asking for the coercive measures to be annulled, alleging that the Public Prosecution Service distributed videos of the arrest of Bautista that violate the rights of the defense of their client.

The lawyers for the other accused men have said they will also appeal against the coercive measures before the deadline is up.

Source: DR1, Eldia

June 27, 2017

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