Sunday, November 13, 2016

Gambia court-martial appeal proceeds, with new issues permitted

The Court of Appeal of Gambia, before which a capital treason and mutiny court-martial appeal is pending, has allowed the appellants' counsel to advance additional issues now that the government has provided them with the 700-page record of trial. The court overruled an objection by the Director of Public Prosecutions on this issue. Details here.

Relatives of the victims want further investigation because they do not agree that Permyakov acted alone. Additionally, they seek to overturn the trial judge's rejection of their request that Russia be ordered to pay compensation,

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