Sobhraj’s Trial Drags On

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The latest on Charles Sobhraj is that his appeal has been postponed for the third time. It seems that the lawyers didn’t finish making their arguments, and:

According to the Nepalese legal system, the next hearing may have different judges, which would mean the lawyers having to repeat the same arguments they have already covered.

This is a horribly absurd situation. Ionesco or Beckette couldn’t have dreamt it up any better. The French government is pressuring the Nepalese government to speed things up, to no avail. I suppose Sobhraj’s trial is a welcome relief to the Nepalese government and the press, since they aren’t allowed to talk about much these days. It suits every one just fine to drag their feet.