DEN BOSCH - The world boxing champion Gevorg K. (23) from Heerlen, suspected of human trafficking, extortion and hostage-taking, was unexpectedly released yesterday by the court of appeal in Den Bosch. This because the man was previously found to have been detained twice in a row by the court in Maastricht in the same case. This was illegal according to the court.
The Bossche judges went along with the plea of K.'s lawyer Serge Weening. "You cannot detain someone for the second time if the circumstances in the criminal case have not changed at that time. I told the judges in Maastricht that at an earlier stage as well, but then I got zero on the appeal. What a reward it is then when my client is released anyway," said the Maastricht criminal lawyer.