(photo is of Lucia's family after hearing the court's decision)
(photo; Martijn Beekman)
After so many months and years of fighting her corner Lucia was released from prison last April pending a judicial review of her case.
to a summary of the developments to date (in English).
Last week it was confirmed that she should be granted a re-trial.
Since the most important piece of the Public Prosecutor's evidence has been completely discredited there appears to be very little left for them to throw at her.
The date has yet to be confirmed, the venue is the court of Arnhem.
Hopefully a formality but you never know with these things, there are still a great number of careers that need protecting, reputations on the line, pensions to be safeguarded, back-scratching to be done.
It's dirty, it's mean, it's bordering on the mediaeval.
And very few people seem to care that this is the state of affairs we live in.
THIS COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE!