Monday, 21 August 2017

"sentencing adjourned due to the lack of an interpreter" 
August 21, 2017

[…] However Al-Moomen's sentencing was adjourned due to the lack of an interpreter.
Chris Sykes, defending, said that it was 'unsatisfactory' for Al-Moomen not to have an Arabic interpreter present, as he did during his trial.
Chairman of the bench, Mick Dennis, addressing Al-Moomen, said: "I know you have difficulty with English.
"I know you hoped this would be finished today and I apologise for that.
"It is a serious matter, it is possible you would go to prison or go to a court with more power.
"It is important you understand everything and we cannot do that without an interpreter."
Al-Moomen was granted bail and the case has been adjourned until Tuesday, August 29.

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