July 19, 2012 10:06 AM
WILLEMSTAD — After drawing a blank for over four and a half years with the local authorities, the politics and the European Court in seeking justice, Frederik Claret has now approached the Supreme Court in the Netherlands where he filed a complaint against judges of the Joint Court of Justice and Attorney General Dick Piar.
In April this year the family heard the judgment from the European Court on their case.
In March 2008, the residence of the family on Paranaweg was raided because of a tip regarding drug trade at this address. The police didn’t find anything, there was damage to the residence and the family suffered a trauma. The family believes the officers responsible should be punished. Unfortunately, all their attempts were to no avail; they were told the correct procedures were followed.
The European Court advised to start a claim procedure and to that extent exhaust all legal remedies. If the judgment of the aforementioned procedure was not satisfactory, the family could return to the European Court; the dossier would be kept on file for one year.
On April 12th 2012, the family filed a petition with the Court in First Instance for the claim procedure. On April 20th 2012, by their account, the Public Prosecutor approached the family Claret to collect the criminal dossier that would be handled in a session on April 23rd. “Upon analyzing this dossier, it appears there was more than one original of the various official reports. It regards documents that were made under oath of office, were signed and closed but had a different date and initials. There is clearly a question of forgery, as mentioned in article 230 of the Penal Code”, said Claret.
A report was made against two police officials on June 11th last with Attorney General Dick Piar. However, for the family, that was the limit. “To this day the persons responsible for the policy of this judicial apparatus haven’t taken any measures.” The plaint on the judges to the Supreme Court also includes the fact that the complaints from the family here on Curaçao were disallowed. The court agreed with the Public Prosecutor’s view not to prosecute the officers. However, according to Claret, the judges were dishonest because they included documents that weren’t submitted during the session. As a complaint on this hadn’t led to anything, the family is now approaching the Supreme Court.