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Dutchman wrongfully detained in US for 39 years may not be released soon |  Abroad

Dutchman wrongfully detained in US for 39 years may not be released soon | Abroad

78-year-old Dutchman Jaidson Singh, who may have been wrongfully detained in the United States for 39 years, will not be released early. His lawyer Rachel Imam Khan confirms this after the report Parole.

At one point the decision was taken not to release Singh Parole hearing – Inquiry into early release.

The Dutchman immigrated to the United States and has been detained since 1984. He was sentenced to 56 years in prison for ordering the murder of his wife and daughter.

Singh and his family are not related. A statement based on his conviction also appears to be the result of a deal between a key witness and the state prosecutor. The key witness got a reduced sentence, money and a house.

Still, the Parole hearing Nothing as the case is being reassessed.

According to Imam Khan, it is being investigated whether Singh, who is currently ill, can be transferred to the Netherlands in another way. That this hasn’t happened yet, according to the lawyer, is the result of a “lack of political will”.

Imam Khan believes that the Cabinet should adopt what is known as ‘WOTS practice’. That law would allow Singh to be brought to the Netherlands. But that is sentimental, says the lawyer. According to him, Minister Frank Weerwind (legal protection) fears that many prisoners will have to be brought in from abroad.

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