In the Media

Lawyers outraged at portrayal of men freed in poison trial

PUBLISHED April 15, 2005

One of the eight north African men freed after being acquitted in the poison trial that finished at the Old Bailey this week is fearful for his life as a result of the media coverage of the case, his lawyer said yesterday.

Another defendant cleared after the case against him and three others collapsed has expressed his anger that he was not able to demonstrate his innocence in court.
Lawyers for the eight men who were cleared in trials related to that of Kamel Bourgass, who was jailed on Tuesday for conspiracy to cause a public nuisance, yesterday expressed their outrage at the way their clients have been portrayed in the media and by politicians.