SFP Secretary General Jean-Paul Isaac
After not a single newspaper in Seychelles covered this story, the Seychelles reality blog is compelled to file a blog report on the dismissal of the criminal case to jail Mr. Jean Paul Isaac, for term of Twelve months at Montagne Possee prison where Somalia pirates, and drug dealers and murderers are held up.
Mr. Isaac was charged with disorderly conduct in a Police station in Port Glaud December 2010, when he was detained, for photographing a number of SPPF supporters related to Mrs Gamatis, as they took furniture from the old Mahe Beach Hotel, which had been shut down and abandoned by the new owner, an Arab Sheikh.
When detained without probable cause, Isaac protested with the officers, and they beat him up, breaking his nose, jaw, and beating him in the groin and stomach.
He was released from custody the following afternoon, without food or water.
A few months ago, he received the summons calling for jail term 12 months.
Seychelles Attorney General Ronny Govinden
In the hearing, Judge Labonte dismissed the criminal charge against Mr. Isaac, because the Attorney General has filed a case recklessly out of time, which leads any one to question the Attorney General’s competence to pursue cases.
The Judge said to AG counsel, prosecuting the case that “this case does not meet the time requirements….., it lacks merit, therefore I ….hereby dismiss…Mr. Isaac, you are a FREE MAN ”.
Mr. Isaac will now press civil charges and seek monetary damages for the incident against those Police Officers who beat him up and unlawfully detained him. He says, that justice must prevail.