On February 10th, Cat was moved to Al Wathba Central Prison, before
test results were even concluded on the mystery .003 grams dirt that
the arresting officials allege is ‘hashish’.
The melatonin (the possession of which being what he was originally
held for) and his urine were given a second test. The results were
again negative according to the German Consulate.
The dirt was finally processed, after two weeks of
‘testing’. The result is positive according to Cat’s
attorney though the matter remains under investigation due to
incorrectly followed evidence procedures and he has still not been
Authorities have called on another extension for 7 days. At the
conclusion of this 7 day period, an extension will most likely be
sought for a further 30 – 40 days at which point a date for the
hearing should be arranged and will cause further delays. At such
time, his council will begin negotiations with the prosecution to drop
the case and urge for a swift deportation. If he is not successful,
Cat will have to wait a few more days for a preliminary hearing. Even
if successful, we are unsure how long it will take to deport him. If
unsuccessful, he faces 4 years imprisonment. Cat will of course be
pleading innocent at this trial.
Cat will remain in Al Wathba Prison. Al Wathba Prison is notorious for
its human rights abuses including executions, lashings, overcrowding.
With lice infested inmates competing for space on the concrete floor:
We need to give Cat the best change of a favourable ruling at the
trial as we can. We need to raise £25,500 urgently for his legal
representation. The money will be held in trust by a well known law
firm in Dubai who are partners of the UK solicitors monitoring the
case. It will be released to his advocate in instalments. If there are
any changes in circumstances and we no longer need the full
£25,000 (unlikely at this point), we will refund all leftover
collections proportionally. As of 14/02/08, we have raised
approximately 20% and appreciate the amazing response so far.
Please circulate this most important appeal for financial assistance.
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We need your help: we are asking for your donations--whatever you can
give--of which 100% of proceeds will go toward his legal defence fund.
Without a lawyer, Cat will very likely have no option but to plead
guilty, and we are at a critical stage in this process. Cat pleaded
with us not to let him get lost in the system and we need to do
everything we can to keep prevent this happening. Without legal
representation, he doesn’t stand a chance.
Thank you so much for your help, we couldn’t do this without
your benevolence and generosity.DONATE NOW
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