Two brothers apologize for Patriota-video

WILLEMSTAD — In a press report yesterday the lawyer of the Martis brothers, Alicia Blonk of Bokkes Fontein Attorneys at Law, explained that the men had not gone to the police station to give themselves up but to elucidate the so-called Patriota-video. She added that the brothers apologized in public to those who had interpreted the video as a threat.

 
The brothers admitted to have put the video on YouTube but denied being involved with the murder of parliamentarian Helmin Wiels. The men had no intention whatsoever to shock, frighten or threaten the Curacao society.
 
The lawyer further emphasized that her clients categorically deny having anything to do with the murder of Wiels or that the controversial video on YouTube was connected to this murder or meant as a threat.
 
Blonk explained that in the afternoon of 7 May the brothers had gone to the police station in Brievengat of their own accord to give an explanation after the commotion on the video. Moreover, it also regarded the fact that since the day of the murder the police called on the population to report any direct or indirect information about the murder of Wiels.
 
According to the lawyer, the video was misinterpreted and wrongfully associated with the murder. “The brothers had not gone to the police station in Brievengat to give themselves up but to elucidate the video”, she added.
 
The lawyer understands that the Public Prosecutor’s Office is under pressure to arrest the perpetrators as quickly as possible but emphasized that one is innocent until proven guilty. The Public Prosecutor’s Office being under pressure doesn’t justify a tunnel vision and collecting evidence to make the brothers a scapegoat, Blonk wrote.
 
Finally, Blonk trusts the police will focus on tracing the perpetrator(s) of the murder and hopes they will solve this case successfully.
 
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