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Ajaccio bar prohibits lawyers from pleading after incident with magistrates

2021-10-27T16:26:39.458Z

The Ajaccio bar has banned its lawyers from pleading before the Ajaccio court in reaction to an incident that occurred on Tuesday with ...



The Ajaccio bar has banned its lawyers from pleading before the Ajaccio court in reaction to an incident that occurred Tuesday with magistrates, a very rare decision. This measure taken by the baton of the Ajaccio bar, Me Julia Tiberi, could push the court to refer all the trials taking place before its jurisdiction. It follows an incident that opposed magistrates and lawyers during a trial Tuesday before the Ajaccio criminal court. Eleven defendants, including several members of island organized crime, were due to appear in a drug trafficking case, but the judges decided to sever the case of three of them, at the request of the prosecution, and try the other eight. , arousing the wrath of lawyers.

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The trial, which was to last a week, ended Wednesday without pleadings and the judgment reserved.

We were confronted with unacceptable behavior from the court.

We had no choice but to hit the bar

, ”said Julia Tiberi.

"

We are very respectful of the rights of the defense,

" assured Nicolas Septe, prosecutor of the Republic of Ajaccio, joined by AFP.

We have accepted several referral requests in this case.

An umpteenth referral was accepted for three of the defendants.

The trials must also be held.

Justice must function normally in Corse-du-Sud,

”he stressed.

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A meeting is to be held Tuesday with the chairman and the president of the court, said the representative of the prosecution.

"

This incident is part of a more global context marked by extremely degraded relations with the court

", for his part underlined Mr. Tiberi.

A few weeks ago, a trial was held in Ajaccio, without a lawyer, while heavy sentences were handed down.

This poses a problem with regard to the rights of litigants,

”she added.

The last ban on pleading taken by the Ajaccio bar dates back to ten years ago.

In France, other bars have used this process as part of the strike against the pension reform project in 2020.

Source: lefigaro

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