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Supreme Court to decide on Baugur appeal

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, reports that within 3 weeks the Supreme Court will decide whether or not eight of forty remaining charges in the Baugur case should be dropped or not. The prosecution and defense have both handed in legal opinions to the Supreme Court, and the Court now has three weeks to decide.

The Reykjavík District Court refused the defense team’s demand to drop the remaining eight charges.

RÚV reports that the defense wanted to have the case declared void because, among other things, included that the prosecution had repeatedly been absent; the minister of justice had not been competent to appoint a special prosecutor in the case; and that it was not permitted to transfer the authority to prosecute the case from the National Police to the State Attorney once a formal charge had been issued.

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