UPDATE: Algeria: Samia Smets acquitted
During the appeal trial held last week, the lawyer Talha Houda defended her client basing her defence on the inadmissibility of the testimonies/evidences and the absence of the corpus delicti. After one week, this verdict has widely satisfied the accused and her lawyer. The latter declared: "The tribunal has restored the image of Biskra and the whole of Algeria, in proclaiming this acquittal."
This also demonstrates that the Criminal court is a court of evidences and not of conviction since no tangible evidence has been presented by the accusers, who are the fellow prisoners and their testimonies were misleading. I thank the judges who have considered the mitigating circumstances for my warrant ».
Source: El Watan
Translated by: Chiara Maurilio
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