|Hon. Cynthia Valstein-Montnor|
Judge of Suriname Military Court
Ruben Rozendaal, a co-defendant in the mass murder trial against Suriname president Desi Bouterse, allegedly committed suicide late Friday night in his apartment in Paramaribo.
According to several reliable sources the body of the 61-year old, was found around 10 o’clock local time and subsequently police were called to investigate. Rozendaal’s left arm was cut with a razor blade and a doctor has determined death as a result of blood loss. On 30 October when he appeared in court again, military prosecutor Roy Elgin sought a jail term of 10 years for the former army officer.