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Former Suriname president fails to report to prison following ‘December murders’ conviction

by Derek Andrews
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Former Surinamese President Desi Bouterse failed to report on Friday to jail following his conviction for the 1982″December murders.” which claimed the lives of 15 political dissidents. Bouterse’s whereabouts stay unknown.

Earlier that day, Bourtese’s spouse, former Surinamese first woman, Ingrid Bouterse-Waldring held a press conference signaling her continued assist for her husband and the vitality of the National Democratic Party (NDP) within the 2025 elections. The NDP is the political celebration her husband dominated beneath throughout his ten-year presidency from 2010-2020 and continues to chair.

Exterior their household house within the Surinamese capital Paramaribo, Bouterse-Waldring let reporters know her husband is not going to be turning himself in to authorities. Bourterse-Waldring additionally claimed no latest contact together with her husband, repeating that she is unaware of his location. The previous first woman insisted on her husband’s controversial amnesty law, alleging Bouterse’s conviction is politically motivated by the Dutch authorities.

Bouterse was amongst four convicted for the murders, three of whom turned themselves in on Friday. Suriname’s Public Prosecution Service has opened an investigation to trace down each Bouterse and fellow wrongdoer and Bourtese’s former bodyguard, Iwan Dijksteel following their failure to report.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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