Defence in Turkish case applies to have charges dropped

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Following Turkish academician Ismet Ozcelik’s deportation by the Malaysian authorities earlier this month, his lawyer today formally informed the Magistrate's Court in Kuala Lumpur that the charges against him and four other Turkish nationals were defective and should be dropped.

This came after the prosecution introduced an amended charge to the magistrate today.

Lawyer Chethan Jethwani said since Ismet was the main person charged, his deportation meant that the charge for using criminal force filed against him and the others should be dropped, and they should all be acquitted...

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