British justice to come to a decision today about CEO of bankrupted company El Khalifa
El Khabar, 29 may 2008
The Westminster court in London, in its session scheduled for today, will consider the request of Algeria, concerning the handing back the Algerian businessman, and the owner of El Khalifa bankrupted company, who was sentenced by the Algerian justice, to life imprisonment in March.2007. It is the fourth session to be held by the court that will examine the Algerian request, while this session is expected to look deeply into this issue, as the sessions held last March, and April, have been destined to the legal procedures. This examining session will extend to 2 days, said the Court’s Judge, Mr. Timoty Walkman, announcing in the last session held in April.24, that the Algerian request is legitimate.
In this regard, if the court’s will make a delay of the order issuing during the 2 coming days, the session will stretch till the early next week, as Mr. Timoty said. A source briefed on the topic, told the Algerian Press Agency, APS, that the session is likely to take a long time as the defendant is working to gaining the NGO’s sympathy in the U.K. It is noteworthy that the CEO of the bankrupted empire El Khalifa, Mr. Abdelmoumen Khelifa, has not hired the services of any lawyer; he is just defended by a lawyer appointed for him by the British Justice.
29-05-2008 By B.S/ Translation Section