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Carlos again on court

June 12, 2013

Opened Monday in the Paris trial of Illich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos "Professional Bull" icon in the 70s and 80s of the last century, in the absence of his lawyer in an appeal of a ruling in the case of four attacks occurred thirty years ago.

Carlos (63 years) in French at the start of the meeting after 0900 GMT in the Court of appeal in Paris prevented the lawyer to defend me ".

The man who was to be the first in France, alone in the dock in a trial expected to last until June 26 before the Special Criminal Court of appeal judges in the trial of mtkhsin professionals "acts of terrorism".

His lawyers did not attend French Isabelle Coutant, Francis voioman and foreign lawyers who want to defend him, to the Court.

Carlos said that the decision to prevent the lawyer from the audience "is not against the Court. I do not intend to subvert the trial, "referring to Venezuelan authorities refused to cover the cost of his defence at the trial which should last until June 26. The move was seen as "devastating".

"He will not be aware of the file but I know. This would weaken the Defense a little bit, but we're going to hurry. "

And lawyers can refuse appointment which could prolong the case.




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