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Court criticizes 'system' after seven-year trial delay

posted Jul 8, 2011, 12:42 PM by Milorad Borota
By Keith Fraser, The Province July 7, 2011
"The system failed" in the case of a man whose criminal case took seven years to get to court, B.C.'s highest court says in a ruling released Wednesday.

The delays were unreasonable and violated the rights of Samir Akram Fawaz, a three- member panel of the B.C. Court of Appeal found. It stayed a charge of possession of a forged passport against Fawaz.


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