Documentary about Dutch prisoner Jaitsen Singh in the US may be broadcast

Documentary about Dutch prisoner Jaitsen Singh in the US may be broadcast
Documentary about Dutch prisoner Jaitsen Singh in the US may be broadcast
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Jaitsen is a Dutchman of Surinamese descent who was convicted in 1986 of having his wife and stepdaughter murdered. He has always denied involvement in the murders. The documentary series, which deals with the possible miscarriage of justice in the case, also discusses alleged sexual abuse by Jaitsen and possible connections to the drug world. Jaitsen is afraid that this will get him into trouble with fellow detainees.

According to the court, this is ‘no ground’ to allow the claims. At the moment when the parties decide to cooperate, Jaitsen “knows that he had been accused of sexual abuse and could have foreseen that this too would at least be mentioned in the documentary.” If the collaboration between Jaitsen and the documentary makers ends in 2021, the termination letter will not state that the collaboration has ended due to the sexual abuse that is discussed and the danger that would threaten Jaitsen will not be mentioned.

Although the judge has ruled that the documentary series may be made public, the judge has decided that the pre-announcements and promotional material for the series may not refer to ‘sexual abuse and/or drug trafficking’ in relation to the prisoner.

Jaitsen’s sister has informed NRC that she will contest the ruling. Jaitsen was sentenced to a total of 56 years in prison. He has now been imprisoned for 39 years.

The article is in Dutch

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