Braam under increasing fire because of previous conviction
WILLEMSTAD – Former PAR President Edward Braam, who five days after his inauguration as Member of Parliament resigned from his party, and took his parliamentary seat as an Independent MP, has been increasingly under fire.
Journalist Yves Cooper published on Facebook a court ruling in which Braam was sentenced in 2002 in Amsterdam for lascivious behavior in his capacity as a doctor with a female patient. Even in the court of cassation, the ruling remained the same.
Braam was not a punished. His actions were considered a criminal offense. In response, Braam has denied that he has done anything wrong and stressed that he was never punished.
According to Braam's lawyer Sheldry Osepa, the incident is taken out of context and is used to exert political pressure on his client and to damage his reputation.
According to Braam, he disclosed everything about his case and his conviction in the Netherlands when he joined the PAR.
Party leader Zita Jesus-Leito says that she knew nothing about Braam’s case.