Published On: Mon, Aug 6th, 2018

A ‘no’ for former minister of finance

Jamaloodin3WILLEMSTAD, CARACAS - George Jamaloodin, who filed an appeal against the inadmissibility of the Court of First Instance at his request for suspension of detention in Venezuela, also received a ‘no’ from the Court of Appeal.

The former Minister of Finance remains under house arrest until his extradition to Curaçao.

Jamaloodin, who served as Minister of Finance at the time of the Schotte Cabinet, filed a petition on March 8 of this year via his lawyer Alicia Blonk. The object of this petition was that the examining magistrate had to order the Public Prosecution to withdraw the issued arrest warrant against him and to terminate his deprivation of liberty with immediate effect. By decision of June 20, 2018, the examining magistrate partly declared himself unauthorized, declared Jamaloodin partly inadmissible and partially rejected the requests. The former minister appealed against this decision on June 22. He no longer claims to oppose extradition and to cooperate fully.

George Ranjit Mohamed Jamaloodin is a suspect in various criminal cases. In 2016 he fled to Venezuela under the guise of medical treatment in order to escape being taken into custody and the possible convictions. Since then he has not returned to Curaçao. By judgment of August 4, 2017 of the 'Tribunal Supremo de Justicia Venezuela', approved the extradition of Jamaloodin to Curaçao by Venezuela. Today exactly a year later, the extradition has not been executed yet.

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