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Dan-Bunkering trial: Hearing resumes after accusation of impartiality

03 Nov 2021

Disclaimer: An online translation service was used in the production of the current editorial piece.

The court trial involving Dan-Bunkering and state prosecutors over an alleged breach of sanctions reportedly continued on Wednesday (3 November) after a temporary suspension on Tuesday, due to accusations of potential impartiality.

Judge Jens Lind did not accept the claim by defence lawyers representing Dan-Bunkering who said one of the two lay judges (a volunteer assisting the judge) at the hearing was incompetent, due to him wearing a shirt with a NASA logo at court, according to Danish Radio (DR).

Defence lawyer Hanne Rahbæk said the lay judge earlier had a long military career which could influence his stance on the case.

The prosecutors, however, did not believe there was a problem with impartiality.

Prosecutor Anders Rechendorff replied such items could be simply purchased from online shopping websites and did not have any relation to the subject matter involving discussion revolving around the alleged violation of EU Syria sanctions of Dan-Bunkering.

The judge dismissed the defence lawyer’s accusation and decided to continue the trial as scheduled.

Note: Earlier Manifold Times coverage regarding Bunker Holding/Dan-Bunkering’s alleged breaches of EU sanctions can be found below:

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Photo credit: Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash
Source: DR
Published: 3 November, 2021

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