Lawyers of cousin and ex-counsel Ridouan T. lay down defense | NOW

Lawyers of cousin and ex-counsel Ridouan T. lay down defense | NOW
Lawyers of cousin and ex-counsel Ridouan T. lay down defense | NOW

The lawyers of Youssef T., the nephew and ex-lawyer of the alleged top criminal Ridouan T., have laid down the defense. The Public Prosecution Service (OM) confirms a message from One today about this.

Lawyer Yassine Bouchikhi does not comment when asked. His colleague Haroon Raza could not yet be reached for comment.

A new preliminary hearing in this case is scheduled for Tuesday. T. will have to look for a new lawyer. The intention was initially to deal with the matter at the end of this year. That may be postponed.

The Public Prosecution Service suspects Youssef T. of having been the link between the detainee Ridouan T. and the outside world. He is said to have helped his client and family member plan a violent outbreak or escape. In addition, he would have helped Ridouan T. to continue his drug trade.

A life sentence has been demanded against Ridouan T. in the extensive liquidation process Marengo for, among other things, six murders and four attempts.

OM suspects lawyer of aiding escape plans

According to the OM, Ridouan T. and his lawyer cousin were working on three different plans for a violent outbreak or escape of the convicted criminal. Youssef T. was arrested on 8 October during a visit to Ridouan T. in the Extra Secure Institution (EBI) in Vught. He’s been stuck ever since.

Last year, Youssef T. visited his cousin dozens of times in the EBI as a lawyer. After a while, the judiciary got the serious suspicion that the two were discussing very different things than legal issues. The Public Prosecution Service then initiated an investigation, during which both men were intercepted and filmed with hidden cameras during the visits.

Youssef T. has meanwhile been removed from the tableau, the list of people who are allowed to work as a lawyer, and is no longer a lawyer. He had a law firm in Utrecht.

The article is in Dutch

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