Wednesday, 27 February 2019

"waiting for an interpreter"

27 February 2019

14:56 Interpreter arrives in court
Ali’s representative has appeared in the courtroom along with a Sudanese interpreter and we’re expecting the defendant to arrive in a few moments

10:49 Hearing delayed
The hearing has been adjourned until 12:30 pm, as a Sudanese interpreter cannot attend court until then.

10:31 Interpreter needed for hearing
We’re still awaiting the arrival of Ali as an interpreter is needed for today’s hearing.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

"they couldn't get an interpreter"

26 February 2019

[…] When we meet she has just completed a session in the remand court, where sentences are issued, cases are mentioned and people's bail conditions are changed. "But we also had whatever was in the cells, some of which was from yesterday because they couldn't get an interpreter," she says. "That could be anything - you do literally get, 'Next case on your list, murder'." […]

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Scotland: "difficulties in securing a Vietnamese interpreter"

16 February 2019

[…] Details of the offence were not read out to the court due to difficulties in securing a Vietnamese interpreter for the accused.
The case has been delayed on two occasions due to a translator not being present, despite being specifically requested by the court.