Although Frank Masmeijer previously had plans for this Thursday to be present at the trial in Antwerp, in spite of the possibility to be held, he sees there now.
According to his lawyer Gert-Jan Knoops, he came to this decision, because he psychologically can’t, because he has a trauma has occurred in the Belgian prison. This lets the counselor know to RTL.
Frank Masmeijer is possible to Belgium, despite risk of arrest
As a second reason for the absence of the former showmaster says Knoops that it is legally not necessary for the appeal that Masmeijer present at the trial. In this case, next Thursday starts Antwerp, fight Masmeijer the eight years imprisonment and the fine of 48,000 euros which last year imposed for his role in cocaïnesmokkel in the port of Antwerp.
It is expected that the court of appeal only in mid-september a decision.
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