Lifeline’s three-page statement “too long” – Attorney General

Claus-Peter Reisch, captain of the humanitarian charity ship MV Lifeline, shows a registration certificate as he speaks outside the Courts of Justice after a court hearing in Valletta, Malta May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

After receiving a three-page statement from the captain of the vessel MV Lifeline, the Attorney General stated that it was too lengthy.

The captain, Claus-Peter Reisch, is appealing a €10,000 fine which he received for disembarking his vessel in Malta without all of the required paperwork and documents. In Court, the Attorney General stated that the captain’s statement of facts was too long. He added that it also included several allegations.

However, the captain’s lawyer responded that three pages for a statement of this kind are not too long, and that there weren’t any allegations.

The Court, presided by Judge Consuelo Scerri Herrera, was adjourned for the coming month to evaluate this issue.