the Supreme court has received an appeal from the kulturprofilen Jean-Claude Arnault. It writes the court in a press release. Arnault claims that the Supreme court dismiss the indictment in its entirety.
He has also requested and been granted deferred to the January 28, to develop the grounds for the appeal. For that case is to be tried by the Supreme court required that the right to grant leave to appeal.
in september in district court to two years in prison for a case of rape committed against a woman seven years ago. The judgment was appealed by both the defense and the prosecutor. The court of appeal ruled in december the man for two counts of rape to imprisonment for two years and six months. After the court of appeal's ruling said the man's lawyer Björn Hurtig to the SVT that the judgment would be appealed against:
My client is appalled, seriously. He is amazed, distraught and sad. He claims continued their innocence, " said Hurtig to SVT.
Prosecutor Christina Voigt said after the court of appeal's ruling that she was not surprised by the news that it would appeal the ruling – but that she did not believe that the Supreme court would grant leave to appeal:
" They have been on the ball but the Supreme court only takes up precedent-setting cases, cases where the Supreme court, have significance in the future, and I do not see that it would be appropriate in this case, she said to the Swedish newspaper dagens nyheter in the beginning of december.
, the registrar of the Supreme Court, also says that HD only gives leave to appeal cases where the judgment may set a precedent or if there are extraordinary reasons. The supreme Court will wait to take a position until after 28 January, when the remake to the appeal shall be submitted by the Arnault and his lawyer Björn Hurtig.
" Then they will, reasonably, have put forward why they want the leave to appeal. The document they have sent you the check now contains, in principle, only claim, " says Maria Ulfsdotter Sound.
in General, it usually takes a few weeks from HD received an appeal to the right position. But the time can vary, " says Maria Ulfsdotter.
– It is difficult to say now, but probably will our decision a couple of weeks after the 28 January.
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